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University of Michigan librarian defends Google scanning deal

Arstechnica is one of many places pointing to The University of Michigan's head librarian, Paul Courant's blog where he talks about large-scale digitization projects.

Sounds noncontroversial, right? It was, for all of one post, and then Courant defended his library's relationship with Google, saying that "the University of Michigan (and the other partner libraries) and Google are changing the world for the better." Not everyone agrees.