Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge A View from Europe Jean-Noël Jeanneney (edt)
Contributor(s): Fagan, Teresa Lavender [Translator] | Wilson, IanMaterial type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press 2008Description: Book Media type: Book ISBN: 9780226395777Genre/Form: Electronic books Additional physical formats: No title; Print version: Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge : A View from EuropeDDC classification: 025.04 LOC classification: ZA4234.G64J4313 2007
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Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Remarkable Progress; 2 At the Mercy of the Market; 3 Hyperpower; 4 The Difficulties of a Response; 5 One European Search Engine-or Several?; 6 Organizing Knowledge; 7 A Cultural Project, an Industrial Project; Conclusion: A Broader Perspective; Translator's Afterword;.
The recent announcement that Google will digitize the holdings of several major libraries sent shock waves through the book industry and academe. Google presented this digital repository as a first step towards a long-dreamed-of universal library, but skeptics were quick to raise a number of concerns about the potential for copyright infringement and unanticipated effects on the business of research and publishing. Jean-Noël Jeanneney, president of France's Bibliothèque Nationale, here takes aim at what he sees as a far more troubling aspect of Google's Library Project: its potential to misrep