Gorman: Google library plan: a miss, not a hit

Michael Gorman, dean of library services at California State University, Fresno, and president-elect of the American Library Association Says enormous databases of digitized whole books, especially scholarly books, are expensive exercises in futility based on the staggering notion that, for the first time in history, one form of communication (electronic) will supplant and obliterate all previous forms. [Thanks to kmhess for the link]

One more google story to add:
madcow writes “Read here: “Will the role of librarians become more important as guides to all this information or fade as patrons rely on computer searches?” is just one of the questions this oped piece raises.”