Online Library

My hunny sent me a link to an article on Linux’s website about the world’s largest digital library.  The Universal Library Project is attempting to enhance freedom of information by making “digitizing all published works of man.”  Many of these books are out of print and/or out of copyright so as far as I can tell no US copyright laws are being broken.  This will help preserve our knowledge for generations to come.  In their words “There can never again be a destruction of the library of Alexandria.”

 What do you think?  Is this a good idea for humanity?  Should we, as library personnel and knowledge mongers, support this?  What about copyright laws; do they still apply in the digital age?


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