Digital monographs

Google is back to copying. Set to resume their effort to make books available digitally, google is leveraging their incredible computing infrastructure to expand their digital information delivery. Dubbed Google Print, this new service is currently only targeting publishers and libraries. However, three of the first libraries to offer portions of their collection for copying are high profile academic libraries; Stanford, Harvard, and Oxford. But the rosy plan isn’t without some thorns, specifically opposition from some publishers and even the Authors Guild. Much has already been written about the effort and copyright issues associated with it. But the opposition hasn’t seemed to slow Google down.

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