Who Stands To Lose In Google vs. Libraries

"Librarians of the world, unite! You have everything to lose: your books." So warns Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam. In his view its the libraries that get the short end of the stick in the book deal with Google. Beam points to a number of efforts to resist Google's effort to digitize all the world's book, and points to programs such as the Open Content Alliance and Harvard's decision not to go along with Google's recent legal resolution with publishers. Does Beam make a good point or is he, as one commenter suggests, the "Globe's resident Luddite"? Read more at:
http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2008/12/02/google_vs_the_libraries/?rss...

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