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The Rejection of the Amended Google Book Settlement Agreement: A Librarian’s Perspective

BY | June 22, 2011

Mark Giangrande, Jun 22, 2011 Much of the discussion surrounding the ASA considers the economic power that Google would have if it was approved and the impact on Google’s book…

Mark Giangrande, Jun 22, 2011

Much of the discussion surrounding the ASA considers the economic power that Google would have if it was approved and the impact on Google’s book selling competitors. However, the point that seems secondary in this analysis, the actual content of the scanned books, is, from a librarian’s perspective, very important. Having online access to the contents of the book collection from a library such as the University of Michigan would be remarkable in and of

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