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Anonymous Patron writes "U of M News Service has posted U-M statement on Google library project from James Hilton, University of Michigan associate provost and interim librarian, regarding the lawsuit against the Google library project. "This is a tremendously important public policy discussion. In the future, most research and learning is going to take place in a digital world. Material that does not exist in digital form will effectively disappear. We need to decide whether we are going to allow the development of new technology to be used as a tool to restrict the public's access to knowledge, or if we are going to ensure that people can find these works and that they will be preserved for future generations.""