Sunday, March 11, 2007

History, Digitized (and Abridged) - New York Times

Another perspective on Google's scanning plans 

"There's an illusion being created that all the world's knowledge is on the Web, but we haven't begun to glimpse what is out there in local archives and libraries," said Edward L. Ayers, a historian and dean of the college and graduate school of arts and sciences at the University of Virginia. "Material that is not digitized risks being neglected as it would not have been in the past, virtually lost to the great majority of potential users."

Source: History, Digitized (and Abridged) - New York Times

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