Google Book Search Update
“From the start, the Google Book Library Project has met with mixed reviews. The program is designed to scan millions of books and make them searchable online. Some academics and librarians lauded it as a way to make the world’s written knowledge accessible to anyone with Internet access.
“Upon learning that Google would also be scanning copyrighted books, certain authors and publishers were none too pleased — and they’ve taken their concerns to court.
“Legal issues aside, Google’s book project faces a host of technical challenges. And now that the scanning is well under way, it’s still not pleasing to some — including participating institutions.”
Burt Helm. Google’s Great Works in Progress. BusinessWeek Online. Dec. 22, 2005.
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