[Web4lib] Interesting ALA program on Google and libraries

Sloan, Bernie bernies at uillinois.edu
Thu May 26 12:14:20 EDT 2005

This looks like it could be an interesting program...

Google and Libraries: What's in Store for Google Print and Google
Scholar Monday, June 27, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Hotel Intercontinental, Grand
2005 ALA Annual Conference, Chicago

In December 2004, Google released Google Print, a massive, multi-year
project to digitize millions of books and make them fully searchable
online. The announcement made waves in libraries as well as the media. 
Numerous articles have been published in library journals and mainstream
media, and library listservs have filled with issues, questions, and
debate. Key players from Google and all five of the libraries involved
in the project will demystify it, providing context, clarification, and
insights in a panel discussion that will address questions drawn
directly from the library community.

Adam M. Smith, Senior Business Product Manager, Google Inc.; John Balow,
Google Scanning Project Leader, New York Public Library; Dale Flecker,
Associate Director for Systems and Planning, Harvard University Library;
Ronald Milne, Acting Director of University Library Services & Bodley's
Librarian, Bodleian Library Catherine Tierney, AUL for Technical
Services, Stanford University Library; John Price Wilkin, Associate
University Librarian, University of Michigan;

This program is co-sponsored by the LITA Emerging Technologies Interest
Group and the ACRL Electronic Text Centers Discussion Group.

Contact: Maurice York, LITA ETIG, mcyork at emory.edu

Bernie Sloan
Senior Library Information Systems Consultant, ILCSO
University of Illinois Office for Planning and Budgeting
616 E. Green Street, Suite 213
Champaign, IL  61820

Phone: (217) 333-4895
Fax:   (217) 265-0454
E-mail: bernies at uillinois.edu

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