Saturday, January 06, 2007

Scanning Wars

The issues around Google's digitisation plans and rival projects established by the Open Content Alliance and Microsoft are explored in "Google library: Open culture?" on CNN:

it makes some relevant points about the way some of the scanning projects are set up so that they cannot be searched by other search engines - a point slightly undermined by the short exhortation in italics at the end of the article: "This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed."