RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 70207948 LA Translated from the French. T1 Google and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from Europe A1 Jeanneney, Jean Noël,, PB University of Chicago Press PP Chicago YR 2007 SN 0226395774 9780226395777 9780226395784 0226395782 AB "The recent announcement that Google will digitize the holdings of several major libraries sent shock waves through the book industry and academe. Google presented this digital repository as a first step toward a long-dreamed-of universal library, but skeptics were quick to raise a number of concerns about the potential for copyright infringement and unanticipated effects on the business of research and publishing." "Jean-Noel Jeanneney, president of France's Bibliotheque nationale, here takes aim at what he sees as a far more troubling aspect of Google's Library Project: its potential to misrepresent - and even damage - the world's cultural heritage. In this work, Jeanneney argues that Google's unsystematic digitization of books from a few partner libraries and its reliance on works written mostly in English constitute acts of selection that can only extend the dominance of American culture abroad."--BOOK JACKET.