Could Google Books ruling affect college textbook market?

Nelson said he would support an agreement establishing an “opt-in” system that would provide a range of publishing options, “the rights of which are consistently respected, is the healthiest legal regime for content creators everywhere.”

Higher education’s push for more digital book options doesn’t stop with support for Google Books as the web search giant searches for a way to expand its collection.

Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology and Florida State University’s College of Information, for example, hosts the Internet Public Library (IPL), a collection launched in the mid-1990s.

More than a dozen colleges and universities have partnered with IPL since the mid-2000s.

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