Aided by a recent class-action settlement, Google's Book Search project promises to transform the way information is collected: who controls the most books, who gets access to those books, and how access will be sold and attained. And that has some librarians concerned, reports the New York Times. In the latest issue of the New York Review of Books, Robert Darnton, the head of the Harvard library system, writes about the Google class-action agreement with the passion of a Progressive Era muckraker. "Google will enjoy what can only be called a monopoly--a monopoly of a new kind, not of railroads...

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