[Ads-l] Article: Transforming Our Libraries from Analog to Digital: A 2020 Vision by Brewster Kahle

imwitty imwitty at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 24 21:59:43 EDT 2017


I believe, your concern about "this lending mechanism being challenged in
court" is more than plausible/justified. The lawyers who would take those
cases on both sides would compete in income with those in the medical
malpractice field – until the very last legal heir of the particular
copyright is alive... 😋


So Mr. Kahle's vision – in my humble opinion, since I'm just a ratiocinator
without any legal education – is somehow problematic: I read the entire
article.


I also have a habit to read at least some comments to the publications
on-line – unless they are stupid exchanges of mutual insults. And in this
case I was laughing long after reading those 2 comments posted by the same
person (I even did a Google search to find out any info about him:
*http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8qzmc3m
<http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8qzmc3m>).*


Most of all I was impressed by the following lines – he was not
sarcastic!!!! :


*"**Then, there is no crime, no war, no poverty, no disease, no corruption,
no prisons, no traffics, no climate change, no pollutions, no floods, even
no earthquake, no lawyers, no policemen, no doctors. What a world."*


Such a simple solution!!!


Thanks a lot for this unexpected entertainment!!! 😂 😂 😂

L.
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On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 8:22 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Article: Transforming Our Libraries from Analog to Digital: A
>               2020 Vision by Brewster Kahle
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> Earlier this year on the EDUCAUSE Review website, Brewster Kahle,
> founder of the Internet Archive, shared his vision of a collaborative
> electronic library.
>
> Kahle's idea of creating an electronic replica of a paper book and
> loaning it out to one person at a time is intriguing. The Internet
> Archive has been doing this for a few years, I believe. But I do not
> know if this lending mechanism has been challenged it court.
>
> Date: March 13, 2017
> Article: Transforming Our Libraries from Analog to Digital: A 2020 Vision
> Author: Brewster Kahle
>
> https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/3/transforming-
> our-libraries-from-ana=
> log-to-digital-a-2020-vision
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> [Begin excerpt]
> By 2020, we can build a collaborative digital library collection and
> circulation system in which thousands of libraries unlock their analog
> collections for a new generation of learners, enabling free,
> long-term, public access to knowledge.
>
> Today, people get their information online =E2=80=94 often filtered through
> for-profit platforms. If a book isn=E2=80=99t online, it=E2=80=99s as if
> it=
>  doesn=E2=80=99t
> exist. Yet much of modern knowledge still exists only on the printed
> page, stored in libraries. Libraries haven=E2=80=99t met this digital
> deman=
> d,
> stymied by costs, e-book restrictions, policy risks, and missing
> infrastructure. We now have the technology and legal frameworks to
> transform our library system by 2020. The Internet Archive, working
> with library partners, proposes bringing millions of books online,
> through purchase or digitization, starting with the books most widely
> held and used in libraries and classrooms. Our vision includes
> at-scale circulation of these e-books, enabling libraries owning the
> physical works to substitute them with lendable digital copies. By
> 2020, we can build a collaborative digital library collection and
> circulation system in which thousands of libraries unlock their analog
> collections for a new generation of learners, enabling free,
> long-term, public access to knowledge.
> [End excerpt]
>
> Garson
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