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- Subject: Re: Hathi/Google/Duke
- From: Sandy Thatcher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:09:31 EDT
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I have just added this comment to the Chronicle's story: >Interestingly, as a historical footnote, Penn State Press when I >was director approached Michigan about just the kind of exchange >that Duke has now entered into with the HathiTrust back in late >2005. Michigan was happy to agree to the arrangement we >proposed, but Google nixed the deal, refusing to allow Michigan >to give us a copy of the digital file of each Press book that >had been included in the library program. It is good to see that >Google has become more accommodating of late Sandy Thatcher >Great news. > >This is essentially what OAPEN has been doing in Europe for the >last three years. > >Jean-Claude Guedon > > >-------- Message d'origine-------- >De: email@example.com de la part de James J. O'Donnell >Date: lun. 12/09/2011 19:36 >Objet : Hathi/Google/Duke > >The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Duke University >Press has struck an arrangement with HathiTrust and Google to >digitize a large number of its backlist files and to make them >freely available. They speak of as many as a thousand titles for >possible inclusion, to be made available under Creative Commons >for free noncommercial use. "There's not much of a market for... >books about Carter-administration housing policy, or Irish >elections in the early 1980s." Print-on-demand will be available >as well. Google provides the scanning, Hathi the housing, and >Duke secures the authors' permissions. > >The full article is behind the paywall at > >http://chronicle.com/article/HathiTrustGoogle-Will/128949/ > >Jim O'Donnell >Georgetown U.