Lorcan Dempsey has a very interesting post today (on what is always an interesting blog) about the Google Library element of Book Search. The nub of his point is this:
For me, the CIC announcement moves the conversation about mass digitization to another level. The Google relationship with libraries has seemed like an interesting initiative. But it now seems plausible to think that we are looking at systemic change in how we engage with particular classes of material. Which in turn will cause us to look at the way in which the systemwide library resource is organized.
While the points are more library directed than publishing directed they are certainly completely relevant for our industry.
Enjoying the ideas