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Brantley blog post

Peter Brantley has a long post on his "Shimenawa" blog (he has more than one). It can be found here:


The post is hard to summarize, as it ranges across a number of challenging policy issues, but the gist of it is that the current mass digitization projects in many libraries are not moving forward in the libraries' own interests, but, rather, in the interests of the parties (largely commercial and principally Google) who step up to the initial costs. There is also speculation here about the much-whispered-about possibility that "Google will sell out the libraries" (my phrase, not Peter's) in cutting a deal with the publishers and authors with whom they are now in litigation.

Joe Esposito