Librarians Fighting Google’s Book Deal

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Read an article on the Google’s huge online digitization of books project and how Librarians fight against it.

The main problem.

“ The library community recalls with horror the pricing fiasco that occurred when industry consolidation left academic journals in the hands of five publishing companies. The firms hiked subscription prices 227% over a 14-year period, between 1986 and 2002, forcing cash-strapped libraries to drop many subscriptions, according to Van Orsdel. "The chance of the price being driven up in a similar way (in the Google deal) is really very real," he says.

Read the full article on Time written by By Janet Morrissey

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