May 17, 2022

RLUK Digital Shift Forum Video Recording: “Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization”

From RLUK (via YouTube):

Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization

Roger C. Schonfeld, Programme Director, and Deanna Marcum, Senior Advisor, Ithaka S+R

The history of library digitization can provide many important lessons for library leaders today. In this session, Deanna Marcum and Roger Schonfeld, authors of the recently published Along Came Google (Princeton University Press), will have a conversation about some of the key issues. They discuss… – Collaboration among libraries and with third party catalysts and partners, including commercial organizations; – The Google program’s incredible success — from Google’s perspective – and just how transformational it actually was (and was not) for access; and – The enduring importance of strong leadership.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.