Monday, March 28, 2011

Six Reasons Google Books Failed by Robert Darnton | NYRBlog | The New York Review of Books

Check the article link below for a succinct summary by domain expert Robert Darnton; he analyzes what went wrong for Google Books and describes a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) alternative

Judge Denny Chin’s opinion in rejecting the settlement between Google and the authors and publishers who sued it for infringement of their copyrights can be read as both as a map of wrong turns taken in the past and as an invitation to design a better route into the digital future. Extrapolating from the dense, 48-page text that accompanied the judge’s March 23 decision, it is possible to locate six crucial points where things went awry:

Six Reasons Google Books Failed by Robert Darnton | NYRBlog | The New York Review of Books

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