UM Extends Partnership with Google
First, as an aside, read more about Google’s logo today. I know I’m behind because I didn’t know anything about the Doodle4Google project, but I think kids are pretty amazing.
Now, down to other business. University of Michigan is extending its partnership with Google in regards to the digitization of books. I know that there are a lot of conflicting views about this partnership in the first place. I’ve talked about this issue in a previous posting. It looks like the University Library gets more “stuff” out of this extended agreement including but not limited to:
- Authority to review institutional subscription pricing
- Sharing of public domain works for non-commercial purposes
- Sharing of public doman works for users with print disabilities