Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Google is not Google if it blocks Open Access

I'm also irked by all those libraries jumping into bed with Google to digitize their books without imposing hard rules about public access to this material. The Open Content Alliance offers a sensible alternative. Why would you undo in less than a decade what it took a century or more for your library to build--a great collection accessible to the world? (The tax-paying world that actually owns your collection.) Karen G. Schneider, formerly of the ALA TechSource blog, via Joho.

The most effectual means of preventing [the perversion of power into tyranny are] to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large. . . T. Jefferson via A Tiny Revolution

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