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The Google Books Case - Here's the Skinny



by Steve S. Chang
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Washington Office

May 2, 2014

Previously published on April 21, 2014

I’m sure many of us have fond memories of the venerable library card catalog: the musty smell, the tiny wooden drawers and their endless deck of equally tiny, yellowed cards on which someone laboriously typed the Dewey Decimal code, bibliographic information and a short, textual summary of a book. But ever since the opening scene in the 1984 classic “Ghostbusters,” library researchers have tirelessly sought to develop a way to catalog books in a way that isn’t susceptible to ruination by the drawer-emptying, cardthrowing tendencies of a ghost librarian.


 

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