Google Kicks Library Value Chain Disruption into Full Swing

Google is rapidly expanding the volume of digitized and searchable the book content. This is a boon for book publishers, as it will connect readers with titles otherwise unknown or unknowable to them. This also reveals how deep disruption of the publishing and lending industry value chains has progressed. That publishers are working with Google to move their digitized book content online is encouraging. The enhanced access to relevant content is good news for readers and scholars. This attitude bodes well for the future of book publishing. Would that the music industry have been so forward thinking.

I predict the value of libraries will increase if more indiviuals have awareness of their holdings.

Update: WSJonline (registration required)

Update: More from ResourceShelf.

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