Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to discuss the implications of the proposed Google Books Settlement for libraries, readers, researchers, authors and publishers. Design/methodology/approach - The broad effects of the settlement for all categories of users are discussed. Findings - There appears to be much to like about the proposed settlement for all parties, but there are still a number of concerns for libraries regarding preservation, intellectual freedom, pricing and copyright. Originality/value - The paper provides an overview of a complex subject that all in the information world must confront.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Library and Information Sciences
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Copyright law