Google Monetizes Public Libraries?

With public libraries reeling under expanded budget cuts, Google’s new deal with the publishers seems to threaten public libraries, which offer Internet service.

Karen Coyle’s warning about Google’s new plan is short enough that I need not summarize it. Google’s response seems disingenuous.

Keep in mind that the major university libraries supplied books that were subsidized by public money.

Whatever happened to “do no harm”?

http://www.opencontentalliance.org/2008/12/06/a-raw-deal-for-libraries/

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