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Google and the myth of universal knowledge: a view from Europe

Author: Jeanneney, Jean-Noël ; Fagan, Teresa Lavender, translationPublisher: University of Chicago Press, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 92 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0266395775Type of document: Book
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Book Europe Campus
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Print PN1035.63 .F7 J43 2007
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Available 001226095
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Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge Contents Foreword, by Ian Wilson vii INTRODUCTION 3 Acknowledgments xv A Resounding Announcement 3 A Healthy Jolt 5 Brush Fire 8 Europe on the March 9 Meanwhile, in the United States . . . 11 The Lines Are Drawn 13 Realism and Promptness 15 1 REMARKABLE PROGRESS 17 A Positive Outlook 17 The Book Will Survive 20 The Need for Librarians and Booksellers 23 2 A T T H E M E R C Y O F T H E M A R K E T 25 The "Invisible Hand" 26 Film and Audiovisuals 27 Overwhelming Advertising 3o 3 HYPERPOWER 35 India, China, the Arab World, Africa 37 Europe--the Courage to Be Different 39 What "Gondola End"? 44 4 T H E D I F F I C U L T I E S O F A R E S P O N S E 47 Cooperatives: Strengths and Limitations 49 Public Money 52 Image Mode, Text Mode, Metadata 54 5 ONE EUROPEAN SEARCH ENGINE-OR SEVERAL? 59 The Loftiest Aspiration 59 Google Is Not Immortal 61 Longevity as an Obsession 63 6 O R G A N I Z I N G K N O W L E D G E 67 The Harvest and the Display 68 Disorganized Bulk--an Absolute Danger 70 Transparency, Flexibility, and Rigor 72 7 A C U L T U R A L P R O J E C T , A N I N D U S T R I A L P R O J E C T 75 Two Facets of the Same Aspiration 76 Publishers Are Essential 79 What Structure? What Budget? 80 C O N C L U S I O N A Broader Perspective 85 Translator's Afterword 91

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