July 8, 2005
Presses Have Little to Fear From Google
The hot session at the recent annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses had to be moved to a half-ballroom to accommodate interest. Nearly 200 publishers listened patiently as the first two speakers talked about various online opportunities for scholarly presses, but the crowd was mostly there to hear -- and interrogate -- the third presenter: the "Google guy."
Last December Google announced its Google Library Project, to digitize the books of five