Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Future of Books

John Lanchester, writing in the UK Guardian, pens a long and interesting article about copyright law, the future of books, and Google Book Search.

Richard Ovenden, the keeper of special collections at The Bodleian in Oxford (a copyright library, and considered one of the greatest libraries in the world), says, "I think in the 21st century Google Book Search will be regarded as one of the great historical enterprises. It's not the only one, but it's up there."