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Scholarship and Libraries in Transition: A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects

25. February 2006 • Juliew
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The University of Michigan University Library and the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science are holding a symposium at the Rackham Auditorium March 10 and 11 on the impacts of mass digitization projects such as Google Book. How will initiatives such as the Google partnership impact libraries, universities, government, information policy, publishing, and education? What are the professional, social, and economic issues? How will we identify and respond to the challenges and opportunities to shape future directions? There are a lot of interesting speakers from campus and around the country participating.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but you do need to preregister. The registration closes next Tuesday, February 28 (sorry for the late notice).

  1. “People from all walks of life have embraced Google as an indispensable tool for managing their personal lives.”

    I’m glad that the symposium finally got the ad copy correct. The original version said, “People who use Google are all a bunch of tools.” So thanks.

       —Larry Page    Feb. 25 '06 - 10:07PM    #
  2. Hey Juliew, you have Larry Page himself blogging here! Wow!

       —David Boyle    Feb. 27 '06 - 09:35PM    #