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November 19, 2013

Libraries Applaud Dismissal of Google Book Search Case

On Thursday, November 14th, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the case of Authors Guild v. Google.  By doing so, the court upheld the fair use doctrine and verified the legality of Google Books, Google’s searchable book database.  Judge Denny Chin’s decision that the Google Book project is transformative […]

October 9, 2012

In the News: AAP and Google settle… questions remain

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The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today [last Thursday] they have reached a settlement in their lawsuit filed in 2005 against Google, Inc.  According to AAP’s press release, “US publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by Google for its Library Project….Apart from the settlement, US […]

March 5, 2010

Stopping by the library on a sunny day

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Thanks to Julie Harwell, of the Friends of Henderson Library, for sharing her lovely photos of the library!  She’ll be using them for a Google map soon.

September 18, 2009

Why use GALILEO when there’s Google?

A new addition to the Henderson Library’s information literacy tutorials explores this question with the tutorial,  Galileo and Google: Information Discovery available at This 10 minute video tutorial presents the purpose and benefits of locating information by accessing GALILEO, Georgia’s virtual Library and Google ®, one of the most popular search engines available. Also, […]

December 9, 2008

Google Book Search expands to magazines

Google Book Search announced today that they are adding magazines and journals (a.k.a. serials or periodicals).  Here’s the scoop.  Here’s the search.  Remember also that you’ll be able to access more full-text online articles via GALILEO, and Henderson Library’s collection (online, print, etc.) contains a wealth of resources that you won’t be able to access […]

October 29, 2008

Breaking News: Google Book Search

Yesterday an agreement was reached between Google and a group of publishers, regarding Google Book Search. There are far-reaching implications for authors, libraries, readers, and publishers.  The information landscape has now changed dramatically. There will be plenty of analysis coming in various sources, after people have time to digest the 141-page settlement agreement.  For an […]

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