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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Mass Digitization:Implications for Information Policy

Report from"Scholarship and Libraries in Transition:A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects

"Symposium held on March 10-11, 2006University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MIU.S.

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS)May 9, 2006

The project announced in December 2004 for a partnership between Google, Inc. and five major research libraries (the "G5") to digitize over 10 million unique titles launched a new era of large-scale digitization heretofore not imagined feasible or affordable.

In the year or so since that announcement, many stakeholders have raised issues about the legal, social, economic, and other impacts of this and similar projects that will inevitably follow Google’s lead.

The project and the reactions to it inspired the idea of a public forum at the University of Michigan to allow scholars, librarians, publishers, government leaders, and others an opportunity to come together and discuss their concerns and issues.

The symposium was held March 10-11, 2006.

The Webcast of the entire symposium may be found on the symposium Web page:



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