Ruling Spurs Effort to Form Digital Public Library

Is the tantalizing dream of a universal library dead?Some scholars and librarians across the country fear it may be, now that a federal judge in New York has derailed Google’s bold plan to build the world’s largest digital library and bookstore. With 15 million books scanned, Google had gotten closer to the elusive goal than anyone else.”It is quite disappointing because there isn’t something better in the wings,” said Michael A. Keller, the university librarian at Stanford, one of the first major universities to allow Google to scan its collections.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/technology/04library.html

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