Google and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from Europe (Book, 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:   Print book : 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: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Noël Jeanneney
ISBN: 0226395774 9780226395777 9780226395784 0226395782
OCLC Number: 70207948
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Originally published as Quand Google défie l'Europe: plaidoyer pour un sursaut ... 2005"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 92 pages ; 23 cm
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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The announcement that Google would digitize the holdings of several libraries sent shock waves through the book industry and academe. This title argues that the short-term thinking characterized by  Read more...

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"The president of the French national library has made himself the frontman in what he sees as a struggle to save cultural diversity. In the postmodern world, the battleground is the Internet. Here, Read more...

 
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