RECOMMENDED: What Libraries Did with Google Books

Mike Furlough (HathiTrust) has published a storify with his commentary on two recent articles on Google Books, Scott Rosenberg’s “How Google Book Search Got Lost” in Backchannel and James Somers’s “Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria” in The Atlantic. Furlough challenges the articles’ implication that Google Books is a failed project.

Embedded in the response is a brief history of HathiTrust and its work with libraries to build a collection that is much more ambitious that that Google envisioned.

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This post was produced through cooperation among Kelsey George, Joseph Koivisto, Stephen Lingrell, Stephen McLaughlin, Megan Martinsen, Allison Ringness, and Chella Vaidyanathan (Editors-at-large for the week), Patrick Williams (Editor for the week), and Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Caro Pinto and Roxanne Shirazi (dh+lib Review Editors).