Google and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from Europe (eBook, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Google and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from Europe

Author: Jean Noël Jeanneney
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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."  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Noël Jeanneney
ISBN: 0226395774 9780226395777
OCLC Number: 1280817383
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 92 pages)
Contents: Remarkable progress --
At the mercy of the market --
Hyperpower --
The difficulties of a response --
One European search engine, or several? --
Organizing knowledge --
A cultural project, an industrial project.
Other Titles: Quand Google défie l'Europe.
Responsibility: Jean-Noël Jeanneney ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan.
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Abstract:

"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."--Jacket.

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