Free Our Libraries! Why We Need A New Ap…

Free Our Libraries! Why We Need A New Approach to Putting Library Collections Online :

“Today businesses are scanning millions of books from the world’s great libraries and offering access to them on the Web. This conjures up the vision of a vast, free, Internet public library of accumulated knowledge. It seems like a marriage made in heaven—the union of corporate capital and enormous library collections, carrying knowledge into virtually every home and workplace. Unfortunately, it’s not. New funding strategies, coordinated library action, and forward-looking principles are needed.”