Monday, February 20, 2006

Google, the Khmer Rouge, and the Public Good,

That's the title of a talk by Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan's, to the scholarly publishing section of AAUP. I'm not sure where the Khmer Rouge comes in but she was defending U Mich participation in the Google Book Library Project as legal and morally justified -- for the public good. Needless to say, Pat Schroeder who was also present for the meeting did not agree.

Did you know that Google's Larry Page is a UMich alum? From InfoToday

2 comments:

esm said...

They're also alums of Stanford :)

Susan said...

there's lots of nepotism going on with this Google Book Project at U of M.

If I was younger and had more time I might even try to get in on it.

S