Over at hangingtogether, Ricky Erway admits to reading the entire Google Books Settlement agreement (including appendices) and has kindly produced a very clear distillation of the Impact of the Google Book Settlement on Libraries (pdf). If you want to understand the basics of what is allowed (and not allowed) by the settlement, and how it impacts libraries and patrons, but don’t want to read the whole settlement document (over 300 pages, with appendices), then read Erway’s distallation.
- i just realized that at some point I starting using 'communities' and 'community members' instead of 'users' or 'patrons'. I quite like it 39 minutes ago
- RT @erinaleach: New rule: if you author a 'do we still need libraries?' piece, I'm going to ask if we still need your profession. 49 minutes ago
- RT @jryoung: "What higher education has been good at doing is keeping information out of the hands of consumers” and of students, says @lsu… 52 minutes ago
- @remusmdh the rest is my standard "libraries as agents of social justice" spiel ;-) 54 minutes ago
- @remusmdh its talk i'm giving tomorrow.i'm writing it now, & thats a rhetorical ? I ask the audience after set-up 54 minutes ago