Google's Great Works in Progress


One From Business Week takes a fresh look at the Google Book Library Project. They say has met with mixed reviews. The program is designed to scan millions of books and make them searchable online. Some academics and librarians lauded it as a way to make the world's written knowledge accessible to anyone with Internet access. Upon learning that Google would also be scanning copyrighted books, certain authors and publishers (including BusinessWeek's parent, The McGraw-Hill Companies) were none too pleased -- and they've taken their concerns to court .