5 Ways the Google Book Settlement Will Change the Future of Reading

Here is a post entitled” 5 Ways the Google Book Settlement Will Change the Future of Reading” from the web site i09.com.”

1. It may become harder to get information online about books from writers you love.

2. You will find yourself reading free books online, by authors who have disappeared. And Google will make money when you do.

3. Google will be competing with Apple and Amazon and everybody else to be your favorite online bookseller.

4. Libraries and bookstores will be the same thing.

5. Pulp science fiction will make a comeback in ways you might not expect.


About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on April 8, 2010, in Copyright, Google, Libraries and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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