“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, an adjunct professor at the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.
Vote For Openness!
Quotes and image above from Katie Hafner's piece in today's New York Times Libraries Shun Deals to Place Books online.
It is a good sign to see this debate reach this level. Awareness is a major ingredient in change and the New York Times is a major ingredient in awareness.
Previous Book Patrol posts:
The Digital Battle for our Literary Heritage
Other Books and Google posts
Image by Ann Johannson.