Unfortunately, the New York Times article on the Google story didn’t give enough credit to the University of Michigan for not only being the first to sign on with the ambitious project, but also being willing to go to the mat on copyright issues.  UM Libraries is the only one out of the four participating in the project to let Google scan books that are not yet in the public domain.  Looks like we’re in for another UM Supreme Court case in the future.  Here’s another article about ths issue:

Chronicle of Higher Education