- Scan This Book! An interview with the Open Content Alliance’s Brewster Kahle, By Andrew Richard Albanese, Library Journal (8/15/2007) In the race to digitize the public domain, is the future of the library at stake?
Brewster Kahle is the founder of the non-profit Internet Archive. When asked about the Google book scanning project, Brewster notes the problem of having access only through one source and one interface — a model that GPO is adopting for the FDLP.
The idea of making all books accessible online in new and different ways is all good news. But if you do this in a way that the materials that have been housed in libraries for centuries are made available only through one corporate interface, that is an Orwellian future.
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