U of Mich President defends Google project

madcow writes “John Battelle’s Searchblog excerpts this speech from the AAP publisher’s conference.

“We have to remember,” President Angell said, “that the library is the great central power in the instruction given in the University, and that the books are here not to be locked up and kept away from readers, but to be placed at their disposal with the utmost freedom…”

A link to the speech in pdf is at the link above.”