Google Books

You wrote:

I would like to draw your attention to a recent change in Google Book Search limitations. Please check the following link:

http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/04/google-book-search-settlement-will.html

It will be extremely useful us if Concordia can obtain an institutional subscription that gives us access to most books that are scanned as part of the Google Book Search project.

I understand the changes apply to the US for now, but I think it is important to keep an eye on the subject and investigate the possibility of having such a great resource available to us students.

Please let me know if there are any efforts or plans regarding this subjects.

Thank you for writing. The Library is very interested in this, and is actively following developments related to the Google Books settlement. Although the settlement only applies to the U.S., we are certainly interested to see where this goes. For more on Google Books as it relates to Concordia , see the recent Concordia Journal article, “Does Digitize Mean Democratize?“.

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