Googlian hegemony?

Stuart Weibel blogged Mike Keller’s OCLC presentation entitled “Mass Digitization in Google Book Search: Effects on Scholarship.” Weibel says:

For those unsettled by the rapidity of Googlian hegemony in library spaces, Mike constructs a vivid and compelling argument for embracing the revolution … Google Book Search (GBS) is likely to revolutionize access to books more than any single factor in the library world … Could we (the library community) have marshalled either the vision or the resources to accomplish the task on our own?  It is unlikely.

Read more, including his comments about digitization competion and the cows from the dark side.

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About Tom Elliott

Associate Director for Digital Programs and Senior Research Scholar, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
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