Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December 9-10, 2008



Is Google a Library?
Twelve-university consortium joins Google digitization project
Authors, Publishers, and Google Reach Landmark Settlement

Public libraries will be eligible to receive ONE free Public Access Service license for a computer located on-site at each of their library buildings in the United States.
University of Michigan’s Paul Courant acknowledged the settlement shifted Google Book Search from a “universal digital library” to a “universal digital bookstore”
At the core of this settlement is this fact that university libraries much confront: For the first time, elements of library collections will be offered for sale in widespread manner via a private contractor.
He who controls the information controls the world!
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13 comments:

lil_li5 said...

this was exactly my day yesterday too, woke up late, late for work ect ect, love the blog x x

Maria said...

awww what happened??

Anna van Schurman said...

My thoughts exactly.

Lynette said...

seriously! Love your blog by the way. Its awesome!

Nicole said...

Thanks all ... hope you're going to the Flickr page and checking out the notes!!

My Little Corner said...

Cute! And I know how you're feeling!

Summer said...

Trying to stop time? ;)

Done said...

I feel bad every time I suggest Google Books as a research tool.

sewitsforyou said...

yea that is my new favorite word..lol I can't believe that you do this daily, just thinking about that make me tired..lol

Nicole said...

I'm having to go to every other day for now because I just can't keep up! But going to keep updating as regularly as possible. It's good exercise!

Janaina said...

Ohhhh nooo... Dec.9th was my b-day! =P
Anyway, very interesting the whole concept of your blog. Cogratulations!

jackie said...

Good for you, but I think you should join the 'slow blogging' movement - there is one. Its rather like the slow food movement and would take the pressure off.

Nicole said...

Jackie - I'd never heard of the "slow blog" movement before your comment so I did a little research. Definitely along similar lines of what I'm trying to do, but for me the incorporation of handcraft is crucial ... and not really any pressure at all, since I enjoy it! I feel like slow blogging is sort of parallel to what I want to do but not really the same. You'll notice I still incorporate banal information into my posts even though it takes me hours to do so. Even though it may seem pointless I do think very carefully about it.

Thanks for the comment though, it's nice when I'm given something to think about. This project is constantly evolving and I'm always coming to new conclusions about what I want to do with it.