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November 17: Battle over Books

I’m headed to the New York Public Library this Thursday for the Battle Over Books panel: “The Battle Over Books: Authors & Publishers Take on the Google Print Library Project” will feature a provocative discussion about the competing interests and issues raised by Google’s Print Library Project, hosted by LIVE from the NYPL and Wired […]
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Yahoo Will Scan Books

Google ran into a snag on their digitization project, but let’s see what a little bit of open content competition will do for the process. The New York Times is running an article on the Open Content Alliance. The interesting difference here is that the OCA is based on many hands making light work. Rather […]
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Dead Libraries

Academic libraries are the walking dead. I just got booted out of ours at six, and it won’t be open tomorrow. They close early on Saturdays, too. Our library seems closed, of course, whenever I seem to need it. They even seem to turn off their servers many nights, for reasons that are entirely beyond […]
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David Bowie

On his library: Every book I have ever bought, I have. I can’t throw it away. It’s physically impossible to leave my hand! Some of them are in warehouses. I’ve got a library that I keep the ones I really like. I look around my library some nights and I do these terrible things to […]
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