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The Authors Guild v. Google: The Case Goes On
May 31, 2012

In the latest development in the long-running case over Google’s book-scanning, the federal judge in the case ruled on May 31, 2012 that groups representing authors and photographers could…

Enabling Noncompetitive Collaboration at Web Scale
May 31, 2011

Rachel L. Frick ( rfrick@clir.org ) is Director of the Digital Library Federation program, Council on Library and Information Resources. Comments on this article can be posted to t…

Library in Your Pocket: Strategies and Techniques for Developing Successful Mobile Services
January 20, 2010

Students are arriving on college campuses with the ability to connect to the web with a diverse array of mobile devices. However, some online services aren’t a good fit for the small screen, a…

The Google Book Scanning Project: Issues and Updates
September 2, 2009

For about five years, Google has been scanning and indexing millions of volumes drawn from academic libraries and other sources worldwide. The project has been greeted with high praise but also w…

The Evolving Google Library
May 21, 2009

New deal with U. of Michigan offers more details on how the company plans to market the millions of digital copies of books it is creating. Will the skeptics be won over? …

A Guide for the Perplexed: Libraries and the Google Library Project Settlement
November 13, 2008

The author discusses the October 28, 2008, Google, the Authors Guild, and the Association of American Publishers settlement of the litigation concerning the Google Library Project. Under the proj…

University Libraries in Google Project to Offer Backup Digital Library
October 13, 2008

A group of major universities has been quietly working for the past two years to build one of the largest online collections of books ever assembled, by pooling the millions of volumes that Googl…

Wolverine Island
September 15, 2008

© 2008 P. F. Anderson and Marc R. Stephens. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/…

CNI Podcast: Archon - The Simple Archival Information System - An Interview with Chris Prom
December 19, 2008

This ten minute podcast features an interview with Chris Prom, Assistant University Archivist and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. …

A Few Thoughts on the Google Books Library Project
February 13, 2008

Viewpoint A Few Thoughts on the Google Books Library Project © 2008 Charles Edward Smith. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Der…