January 24, 2022

New Full Text Article: "Copyright and Research in Google Book Search"

Title: “Copyright and Research in Google Book Search” (4 pages; PDF)
by Benjamin J. Keele
Source: Virginia Lawyer (October 2011, Vol. 60) (via SSRN)


Many researchers – even trained professionals – often use the Google search engine to begin searches for information. Google’s many products enable researchers to search public websites, scholarly articles, and even patents. One vast area of information not yet thoroughly indexed by Google is print books. Google Book Search (also at times referred to as Google Books, Google Print and Google Library Project) is the company’s effort to digitize and index the world’s print literature.

About The Author

Benjamin Keele is a reference librarian at the William and Mary Law Library, where he provides research assistance and teaches legal research. He earned his law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and his master of library science degree from the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. He and is co-author of the forthcoming Librarian’s Copyright Companion, Second Edition. His research interests are copyright, privacy law, and scholarly communications.

See Also:

“The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good: The Antitrust Objections to the Google Books Settlement”
by Marina Lao (Seton Hall School of Law)
Source: Antitrust Law Journal, Vol. 78, 2012

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.