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Google book search: the good, the bad, & the ugly

6 Feb 2008
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Google is opening up whole new worlds for internet surfers and researchers everywhere-even before the model is ready.

Forget everything you've believe about Google's book digitization project. Once you get past the freakishly high numbers bandied about, the two-dozen-plus distinguished institutions that have signed on, the legal paranoia and the ultra-ultra-secret processes and technologies involved-you'll find that Book Search (from the fifth most valuable company in America) is simply another high-cost effort that is simultaneously visionary and crude. It doesn't even have to succeed in order to impact the transformation of scholarship activities.

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