December 7, 2007
How Reading Is Being Reimagined
There is no doubt that it is time for a serious conversation about reading, not least because books themselves are changing.
Google, in cooperation with several dozen research libraries worldwide, is digitizing books at the rate of 3,000 a day. The noncommercial Open Content Alliance is scanning at a more modest pace but gaining ground, especially among institutions who chafe at some of the restrictions imposed by Google and its competitors. LibraryThing, an online book catalog that