Google Wants To Be Worlds’ Librarian

September 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Could Google be the final chapter for books? Google wants to become the world’s librarian and bookseller. They have digitised more than 10 million volumes in more than 100 languages and have agreements to scan millions more. Will this help make our literary heritage more accessible or signal the end of traditional books? Will it lead to more readers? Will authors’ and publishers’ rights be disregarded for the sake of profit?

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