February 8, 2010
Stanford Signs Up as a Fully Participating Library Under GBS2
To hell with the doubters and critics and the DOJ 's concerns. Either not willing to wait for GBS2's resolution in court or signaling expectations as to its likely outcome, Stanford University recently announced that it has become a Fully Participating Library under GBS2. From the press release:
Stanford University has affirmed its support for the recently amended Google Book Search settlement agreement, which is now before a federal court, by expanding its earlier agreement with Google Inc. to digitize its library materials. Stanford’s expanded agreement, which establishes it as a Fully Participating Library under the terms of the amended settlement agreement, is a milestone in Stanford’s commitment to the program and to the provision of public access to millions of its books.
Now what university did Sergey Brin and Larry Page attend?
Meanwhile Jonathan Band's The Long and Winding Road to the Google Books Settlement has been published at 8 John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law 227 (2009). The article traces the history of the Google Library Project and discusses in-depth the original Google Library Project, the litigation, GBS1, debate concerning the approval of the orignial settlement agreement, and GBS2.
Hat tip to Digital Koans for both. [JH]