U-M expresses support for the Google Book Search settlement

As I mentioned last week, the University of Michigan recently announced an expansion of its partnership with Google, making millions of books from its library collection accessible to readers, researchers, and book lovers across the United States.

This weekend Paul Courant, Dean of Libraries at the University of Michigan, penned an op-ed in the Ann Arbor News explaining that the approval of the Google Book Search settlement agreement will result in "ubiquitous online access to a collection unparalleled in size and scope, preservation of the scholarly and cultural record embodied in the collections of great research libraries, new lines of research, and greatly expanded access to the world's printed work for persons with print disabilities." Check it out when you have a chance.