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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Open Content Alliance

"There are two opposed pathways being mapped out...One is shaped by commercial concerns, the other by a commitment to openness, and which one will win is not clear." --Paul Duguid, UC Berkeley, quoted in the The NY Times.

Where is the Smithsonian Institution placing its digital books? After the Library of Congress' pilot program with Google, where will they place 136,000 digitized books? Not with Google, but with the Open Content Alliance. The full story makes some interesting reading--you'll learn what books you're not finding.

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