13 ways of looking at Googlebrary

John Maxymuk (Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Publication date: 1 December 2005



To present both the pros and cons that may come from Google's recent effort to digitize vast collections from five large research libraries.


Presents several questions and issues relevant to libraries and suggests what impact Google Print may have in providing information.


Google Print has great potential for broadening access to the world's written legacy.


Digitization projects have been around for several years. As such, it is interesting to see how Google Print is both the same and different, and what benefits Google's digitization effort may hold for information professionals.



Maxymuk, J. (2005), "13 ways of looking at Googlebrary", The Bottom Line, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 197-201. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880450510632299

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