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RE: Paul Courant piece/Google

I suppose you all saw this Washington Post piece from Sunday, but if
not, here's the link:


Becky Smith

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[mailto:owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu] On Behalf Of Joseph J. 
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See Paul Courant's piece on Google and Libraries in the current issue of
First Monday:


Here is the abstract:

"The prospect of ubiquitous digitization will not change the
fundamental relationships among scholarship, academic libraries,
and publication. Collaboration across time and space, which is a
principal mechanism of scholarship, ought to be enhanced. Reforms
in copyright law will be required if the promise of digitization
is to be realized; absent such reform, there is a serious risk
that much academically valuable material will become invisible
and unused. Ubiquitous digitization will change radically the
economics that have supported university-based collections of
published material. Scholars and scholarly institutions
(including libraries and university presses) must assert
vigorously claims of fair use and openness."

Joe Esposito