Friday, November 07, 2008

Here's one for Librarians Everywhere

Isn't this a potential privacy nightmare for libraries? Will Google compile personally identifiable information (via a login to Google Docs or some other service) of terminal users? Will Google collect search and usage data from these library terminals to "improve" searches? Will such data be open for study by the publishers? Scholars? How long will Google retain such data, if it compiles it at all?

Siva Vaidhyanathan from the "Googlization of Everything" blog looks at last week's Google Book Search Settlement.

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