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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Echoes of the serials crisis in Google Books

IFLA discusses the proposed Google Book Settlement, Google Books Settlement, September 8, 2009.

The proposed Google Book Settlement was on the agenda at the 2009 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Conference that took place in Milan late last month. Various speakers contributed to a well-attended panel discussion called “The Google Book Settlement: Love it or leave it.” ...

Speaking specifically about the institutional subscription, [Columbia University Librarian Jim] Neal said that libraries cannot afford a repeat of how electronic journals are priced and marketed to universities. ...