Background and Update On Google Book Search and the Proposed Settlement
Letter to Daralyn J. Durie, Esq. re: Privacy Concerns about the Google Book Settlement (Oct. 6, 2009)
Letter to attorneys involved in the Google Books Settlement case written to urge Google to include enforceable privacy protections along with the amended settlement agreement.
The Google Books Settlement: Who Is Filing And What Are They Saying?
The Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries have prepared this document to summarize in a few pages of charts some key information about the hundreds of filings that have been submitted to the federal district court presiding over the Google Books litigation.
Letter to Lamar Smith and John Conyers re: Hearing on Competition and Commerce in Digital Books (Sept. 4, 2009)
ALA, ARL, and ACRL express views on the market for digital books, in particular the proposed settlement of the litigation concerning the Google Book Search service.
Supplemental Library Association Comments on the Proposed Google Books Settlement
The American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries (the Library Associations) submit these comments to address developments relating to the proposed Settlement that have arisen since the Library Associations filed their initial comments with this Court on May 4, 2009. In particular, these comments discuss the amendment Google and the University of Michigan (Michigan) entered into on May 20, 2009 that expanded the 2004 agreement that allowed Google to scan books in the Michigan library for inclusion in Google's search database.
Letter to Faculty re: Google Books Settlement
A generic letter for faculty informing them of the implications of the October 2008 proposed Google Books settlement.
A Guide for the Perplexed Part II: The Amended Google-Michigan Agreement
On May 20, 2009, Google and the University of Michigan (Michigan) entered into an amendment that expanded the 2004 agreement that allowed Google to scan books in the Michigan library for inclusion in Google's search database. The new agreement (the Amendment) addresses the provisions of the proposed settlement agreement between Google and the plaintiffs in the Google Book Search litigation.
Research Library Issues, no. 264 (June 2009)
RLI issue 264 includes the following articles:
- ARL Encourages Members to Refrain from Signing Nondisclosure or Confidentiality Clauses
- The Case for Regulating Google and the Proposed Book Rights Registry
- Learning and Research Spaces in ARL Libraries: Snapshots of Installations and Experiments
- A Different Kind of Conversation: The Sparky Awards and Fresh Views on Change in Scholarly Communication
- ARL Selects Research Library Leadership Fellows for 2009 10
Membership Meeting 2009 (Spring): Google and Books: Legal Settlement or Information Revolution?
Presented at the 154th ARL Membership Meeting, "Transformational Times," May 2009, as part of the "The Current Fiscal Landscape of Research Libraries" program.
Membership Meeting 2009 (Spring): Google Book Settlement 1010
Presented at the 154th ARL Membership Meeting, "Transformational Times," May 2009, as part of the "Google Book Settlement 101" program.