Sunday, March 29, 2009

A New Library of Alexandria?

NPR's On the Media has got an interesting discussion with Robert Darnton, director of the Harvard University Libraries, about the rise of the Google Books Search and the recent associated copyright settlement.

Like it or not, this may turn out to be the most significant change in the distribution of knowledge and information that we've seen since the invention of the printing press. It will have an impact on your classroom. Maybe not tomorrow. Maybe not for a few years. But this will have an impact on each of us, as teachers, directly in the long run. No question about it.

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