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2008-07-11 06:00:22

By Herbert, John Estlund, Karen Newspaper digitization is exploding. As we move through the first decade of the 21st century, the number of digital newspaper initiatives is growing rapidly, which brings the past firmly into our electronic present. This phenomenon isn't limited to the U.S.- the International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON) cites more than 40 countries with digital newspaper projects (http://icon.crl.edu/ digitization.htm). In the U.S., the National Digital Newspaper Program...

2008-07-04 03:00:11

By Anonymous Oh, Pooh!! This issue contains a very well-thought-out, carefully researched, cautionary article on the legal status and future of Google Book Search ("Good and Evil in the Garden of Digitization: Google and Fair Use" by Wallace Koehler, pp. 24-27, 57). Professor Koehler is a long-time contributor to Searcher magazine and a highly respected colleague. Nevertheless, based on sheer enthusiasm, idiosyncratic personal taste, visions of universal wisdom and joy, and a set of Harry...

2008-06-17 15:00:20

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jun. 15--TechMan remembers when the Internet was emerging in the '90s and newspapers and magazines carried glowing articles about how all human knowledge would be available to everyone in searchable form. ("Yes, son, Dad was alive in a time called the '80s when there was no World Wide Web and we were forced to listen to music by bands named Flock of Seagulls.") Well, it didn't quite turn out that way, but some people carry on one of those utopian...

2006-08-09 09:32:43

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The University of California has joined Google Inc.'s bid to scan the book collections of the world's great libraries, the organizations said on Tuesday, marking renewed momentum for a project nearly derailed by stiff resistance from publishers. The top Web search company said it will fund the scanning of "several million" of the 34 million titles in the University of California's libraries, as part of a year-and-a-half old project to make...

2006-08-09 01:05:00

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO -- The University of California has joined Google Inc.'s bid to scan the book collections of the world's great libraries, the organizations said on Tuesday, marking renewed momentum for a project nearly derailed by stiff resistance from publishers. The top Web search company said it will fund the scanning of "several million" of the 34 million titles in the University of California's libraries, as part of a year-and-a-half old project to make major library...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.