Movement to Digitize Libraries Gains San Francisco Ally

Some might think that libraries would hate the idea of being digitalized — the scanning of books, papers and other texts and creating a virtual counterpart. But turns out, that's not actually the case.
Organizations, including the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Library Association, are urging a federal judge to decide that digital libraries are not against the law.
For years, major universities have been working with Google to scan and digitize their libraries to create the HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL) — a database that universities and research facilities can use to share their extensive library resources with each other.

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