Some Concerns About Google’s Book Project

Jean-Noël Jeanneney is president of France’s Bibliothèque Nationale. And he has some big-picture concerns about Google’s project to digitize the world’s books. “Jeanneney, in short, looked at Google’s ‘boast’ on its Corporate Information page – ‘Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information’ – and thought, ‘Mais non. Not your job.’ And too important a task to be run by a company whose “dominant philosophy is still that of short-term profit.”