Thursday, June 02, 2005

Opinions on Google and Libraries Sought

Lots of you have strong opinions on Google Print, Google Scholar and Google's deals with the G5--those libraries participating in the Google digitization of some/all of their materials. Well, here's your chance to tell someone from outside Libraryland what you think.

Siva Vaidhyanathan, has a blog I read, SIVACRACY.NET, and yesterday he wrote: "I am writing a paper/talk about the Google deal with libraries. I could use your help. What are the major questions/issues that this deal raise for the public? For libraries? For publishers? Overall, good for humans or bad?"

So, leave a comment on the posting or email Siva at sivav at pobox dot com

Siva is a cultural historian and media scholar and among other works wrote The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (Basic Books, 2004). He's currently an assistant professor of Culture and Communication at New York University.

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