Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 04/2004
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

« Cross dressing and library restrooms | Main | Court affirms library clerk's suspension for messing up meeting room bookings (and other stuff) »

December 16, 2004


That should be, a list of the books you read *keyed to your other data*, all of it personally identifiable.

Clearly the concern here is who is doing what with the data. And who will do something with it in the future. If you look even cursorily at what Google is doing over all, and not just with libraries, the implications become alarming. Having Google keep in its database a list of the books you read is probably not a good thing.

I agree. That description could fit nearly anything in the right context.

Selectively removing "any literature that has political content or relevance" from the collections to be digitized would be a cure far worse than the disease. For starters, who would decide which books have "political content or relevance"?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)