Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Google Books

A student just asked me if we would be subscribing to Google Books, so I was investigating to see if there have been more developments regarding this.

I came across an article where librarians are expressing concern about the possibilities, fearing that costs could be very high, and also issues with privacy:
Libraries skeptical of Google books settlement

Another article said that librarians are asking for a judge to monitor the settlement so costs don't become too high:
Libraries Ask Judge to Monitor Google Books Settlement

I didn't find anything that sounded like prices or details had been set yet. Has anyone else heard anything more?

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