Digital books put on hold at University of Minnesota



By Steve Alexander, Star Tribune

A million University of Minnesota books will be digitally copied by Google under a plan to put the world’s libraries online. But most of the book copies are being locked in an archive, the digital equivalent of gathering dust.

No one will be able to read these digital books — at least for now — because of a five-year-old copyright lawsuit against Google. Five million books at the University of Michigan are threatened with the same fate.”

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