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Google Takes More Heat For Digital Library Plans
A coalition of U.S. library associations has organized itself in a collective effort to force Google to keep access to its in-the-works digital library cheap. The library collective has already petitioned the federal Justice Department to monitor the project’s development and ensure that the Internet giant doesn’t charge too much for institutional subscriptions.
Together, the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries and the Association of Research Libraries have requested that the federal government use its regulatory power to stymie any potential attempts by Google to charge prices that it deems too high for its digital library services.