Google Book Search Bibliography
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Version 2: 5/27/2008


This bibliography presents selected English-language articles and other works that are useful in understanding Google Book Search. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Book Search and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. Where possible, links are provided to works that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical.

See the Google Book Search Library Partners page for a list of library participants.

An archive of prior versions of the bibliography is available.


Albanese, Andrew. "AAP Sues Google Over Scan Plan." Library Journal, 15 November 2005.

———. "AAUP: Google Needs to Move More." Publishers Weekly, 23 August 2005.

———. "AAUP Pressures Google Print: Can Digitizing Library Material Represent Infringement?" Library Journal, 15 July 2005.

———. "Google Pauses Scan Plan." Library Journal, 1 September 2005.

———. "Google Scanning Deal Details Provoke New Controversy." Publishers Weekly, 15 June 2007.

———. "Google Scans, Contract Released: Search Firm Also Will Link to Archives, Allow Downloads." Library Journal, 1 October 2005, 14-15.

———. "Publisher: No Thanks, Google." Library Journal, 1 November 2005, 18.

Baksik, Corinna. "Fair Use or Exploitation? The Google Book Search Controversy." portal: Libraries & the Academy 6, no. 4 (2006): 399-415.

Band, Jonathan. "The Google Print Library Project: A Copyright Analysis." ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 242 (2005): 6-9.

———. "The Google Library Project: Both Sides of the Story." Information Outlook 10, no. 6 (2006): 35-54.

Banks, Marcus A. "The Excitement of Google Scholar, the Worry of Google Print." Biomedical Digital Libraries 2 (Article 2 2005).

Banks, Michael A. "An Author Looks at Google Book Search." Online 30, no. 2 (2006): 15-17.

Bearman, David. "Jean-Noöl Jeanneney's Critique of Google: Private Sector Book Digitization and Digital Library Policy." D-Lib Magazine 12, no. 12 (2006).

Bender, Mark R. "Google's Book Search: An Australian Copyright Perspective." SSRN, 2007.

Bisk, J. S. B. "Book Search Is Beautiful?: An Analysis of Whether Google Book Search Violates International Copyright Law." Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology 17, no. 1 (2007): 271-310.

Bjørner, Susanne. "Google Library Project Expands to Spain." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 9 October 2006.

Carlson, Scott. "Publishers Sue Google to Prevent Scanning of Copyrighted Works." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 28 October 2005, A43.

———. "U. of California Is in Talks to Join Google's Library-Scanning Project." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 11 August 2006, A29.

———. "U. of California Will Provide Up to 3,000 Books a Day for Google to Scan." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 September 2006, A32.

Carlson, Scott, and Jeffrey R. Young. "Google Will Digitize and Search Millions of Books from 5 Top Research Libraries." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 June 2005, A37-A40.

Carnevale, Dan. "Google Strikes a Deal With 12 Universities to Digitize 10 Million Books." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 June 2007, A35.

———. "U. of Michigan Unveils Its Book-Scanning Contract With Google." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 June 2005.

Chillingworth, Mark. "Magazine Search Unlikely Say Google." Information World Review, 17 October 2007.

———. "Publishers in Race to Match Google." Information World Review, 30 May 2006.

Coleman, Mary Sue. "Riches We Must Share . . ." The Washington Post, 22 October 2005, A21.

Costantino, Melanie. "Fairly Used: Why Google's Book Project Should Prevail under the Fair Use Defense." Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 17 (Autumn 2006): 235-277.

Courant, Paul N. "Scholarship and Academic Libraries (and Their Kin) in the World of Google." First Monday 11, no. 8 (2006).

Crawford, Walt. "Book Searching: OCA/GBS Update." Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 7, no. 1 (2007).

———. "Discovering Books: The OCA/GBS Saga Continues." Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 6, no. 6 (2006).

———. "Discovering Books: OCA & GBS Retrospective." Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 8, no. 1 (2008).

———. "OCA and GLP 1: Ebooks, Etext, Libraries and the Commons." Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 5, no. 14 (2005).

———. "OCA and GLP 2: Steps on the Digitization Road" Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 5, no. 14 (2005).

Dames, K. Matthew. "Library Organizations Should Support Google Book Search." Online 30, no. 2 (2006): 18-19.

Drake, Miriam A. "University of Michigan President Distresses Scholarly Publishers." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 13 February 2006.

Drummond, David. "Why We Believe in Google Print." Google Blog, 19 October 2005.

Duguid, Paul. "Inheritance and Loss? A Brief Survey of Google Books." First Monday 12, no. 8 (2007).

Dye, Jessica. "The Digital Rights Issues: Behind Book Digitization Projects." EContent 29, no. 1 (2006): 32-4, 36-7.

Ekman, Richard. "The Books Google Could Open." Washington Post, 22 August 2006.

Foster, Andrea L. "Google Counters Critics of Library Project." The Chronicle of Higher Education 10 March 2006, A32.

———. "Reading Bad News Between the Lines of Google Book Search." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 January 2008 A19.

Gamble, Aundrea. "Google's Book Search Project: Searching for Fair Use or Infringement." Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property 9 (Spring 2007): 365-384.

Ganley, Paul, "Google Book Search: Fair Use, Fair Dealing and the Case for Intermediary Copying." SSRN, 2006.

Gbegnon, Kodj. "Digitized Scholarship and the 'Library' Concept: Allowing the History of the Library Exemption to Inform How We View Google's Digitized Library." Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal 29, no. 1 (2006): 75-98.

Givler, Peter. "Google and the Book Publishers: Testing the Limits of Fair Use in the Digital Environment." NYSBA Bright Ideas 14, no. 2 (2005): 23-25.

———. "The University Press Assn.'s Objections." BusinessWeek, 23 May 2005.

———. "A University Press Leader Has Questions for Google." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 June 2005, A27.

Gohring, Nancy. "Europe's Authors Still Resist Google Print." InfoWorld, 19 October 2005.

———. "Google Print Gets New Name." InfoWorld, 17 November 2005.

Goldsborough, Reid. "Toward a Universal Library." LinkUp Digital, 1 December 2007.

Google. "Google Checks Out Library Books."

Google, and University Library, University of Michigan. "Cooperative Agreement."

Gorman, G. E. "Google Print and the Principle of Functionality." Online Information Review 31, no. 2 (2007): 113-115.

Graham, Jefferson. "Google Print Project Inspires Fans, Fears." USA Today, 17 October 2005.

Griffin, Daniel. "Yahoo Rejects Google Subpoena." Information World Review, 16 January 2007.

Grogg, Jill E., and Beth Ashmore. "Google Book Search Libraries and Their Digital Copies." Searcher 15, no. 4 (2007): 18-27.

Hafner, Katie. "At Harvard, a Man, a Plan and a Scanner." The New York Times, 21 November 2005, C1.

———. "Libraries Shun Deals to Place Books on Web." The New York Times, 22 October 2007, A1.

Hanratty, Elisabeth. "Google Library: Beyond Fair Use?" Duke Law & Technology Review, no. 10 (2005).

Helm, Burt. "For Google, Another Stormy Chapter." BusinessWeek, 22 September 2005.

———. "A Google Project Pains Publishers." BusinessWeek, 23 May 2005.

———. "Google's Escalating Book Battle." BusinessWeek, 20 October 2005.

———. "Google's Great Works in Progress." BusinessWeek, 22 December 2005.

———. "Google's Plan Doesn't Scan." BusinessWeek, 12 August 2005.

———. "A New Page in Google's Books Fight." BusinessWeek, 22 June 2005.

Helm, Burt, and Hardy Green. "Google This: 'Copyright Law'." BusinessWeek, 6 June 2005.

Herring, Mark Y. "Don't Get Goggle-Eyed Over Google's Plan to Digitize." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 11 March 2005, B20.

Hetcher, Steven. "The Half-Fairness of Google's Plan to Make the World's Collection of Books Searchable." Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review 13, no. 1 (2006): 1-76.

———. "Orphan Works and Google's Global Library Project." Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal 8, no. 1 (2007): 1-38.

Hirschorn, Michael. "The Hapless Seed." The Atlantic Monthly 299, no. 5 (2007): 134-139.

Holahan, Catherine. "Microsoft's Copyright Assault on Google." BusinessWeek, 7 March 2007.

Jacsó, Péter. "Amazon, Google Book Search, and Google Scholar." Online 32, no. 2 (2008): 51-54.

Janes, Joseph. "Google Book Search: Evil or Misunderstood?" American Libraries 37, no. 1 (2006): 74.

Jeanneney, Jean-Noël. Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge: A View from Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Jensen, Michael. "Presses Have Little to Fear From Google." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 July 2005, B16.

Jeweler, Robin. "The Google Book Search Project: Is Online Indexing A Fair Use Under Copyright Law?" In Focus on the Internet, edited by B. G. Kutais, 95-100. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2006.

Johnson, Richard K. "In Google's Broad Wake: Taking Responsibility for Shaping the Global Digital Library." ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 250 (2007): 1-15.

Jones, Philip. "ALPSP Calls for 'Urgent' Google Meeting." Information World Review, 16 September 2005.

Jordan, Lawrence. "The Google Book Search Project Litigation: 'Massive Copyright Infringement' or 'Fair Use'?" Michigan Bar Journal 86, no. 9 (2007): 32-34.

Karle-Zenith, Anne. "Google Book Search and the University of Michigan." E-LIS, 2006.

Keegan, Victor. "A Bookworm's Delight." The Guardian, 21 October 2005.,12498,1597790,00.html

Kelly, Kevin. "Scan This Book!" The New York Times Magazine, 14 May 2006.

Kiernan, Vincent. "Prolific Author Tells Google to Remove His Books From Its Library-Scanning Project." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 October 2005, A42.

Kohler, David, "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us—Or Is It? Reflections on Copyright, the First Amendment and Google's Use of Others' Content." SSRN, 2007.

Kupferschmid, Keith. "Are Authors and Publishers Getting Scroogled?" Information Today 22, no. 11 (2005).

Labi, Aisha. "A French Library Leader Urges a European Response." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 June 2005, A27.

———. "Google Library Project Is Culturally Biased, Says French National Librarian." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 March 2005, A35.

Lackie, Robert J. "Google's Print and Scholar Initiatives The Value of and Impact on Libraries and Information Services." Internet Reference Services Quarterly 10, no. 3/4 (2005): 57-70.

Last, Jonathan V. "Google and Its Enemies." The Weekly Standard, 13, no. 13 (2007).

Lavoie, Brian, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, and Lorcan Dempsey. "Anatomy of Aggregate Collections: The Example of Google Print for Libraries." D-Lib Magazine 11, no. 9 (2005).

Lesk, Michael. "Should Indexing Be Fair Use? The Battle over Google Book Search." IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine 4, no. 2 (2006): 80-83.

Lessig, Lawrence. "Google Sued." Lessig Blog, 22 September 2005.

Lundeen, K. "The Google Library Litigation and the Fair Use Doctrine." UMKC Law Review 75, no. 1 (2006): 265-282.

MacColl, John. "Google Challenges for Academic Libraries." Ariadne, no. 46 (2006).

Mann, Thomas. "Google Print vs. Onsite Collections: Don't Send Your Paper Copies Off to Remote Storage Just Yet." American Libraries 36, no. 7 (2005): 45-6.

Markoff, John, and Edward Wyatt. "Google Is Adding Major Libraries to Its Database." The New York Times, 14 December 2004, A1.

Martens, China. "Update: Google Provides Opt-Out for Publishers." Computerworld, 15 August 2005.;548632850

Mathes, Adam. "The Point of Google Print." Google Blog, 19 October 2005.

Mattioli, Michael R. "Opting Out: Procedural Fair Use." bepress Legal Series, 2006.

Milliot, Jim. "AAP Sues Google." Publishers Weekly, 19 October 2005.

———. "A Fight for Control." Publishers Weekly, 24 October 2005, 4.

———. "First Fruits of Google Library Appear." Publishers Weekly, 3 November 2005.

———. "Google Expands Book Option Abroad." Publishers Weekly, 31 August 2005.

———. "Google Offers Online Pay Plan." Publishers Weekly, 10 March 2006.

———. "Google's Book Search Moves Forward." Publishers Weekly, 28 May 2007, 14.

———. "Publishers Monitor Google's 'Continuous Browsing' Feature." Publishers Weekly, 28 January 2008, 4.

Milliot, Jim, and Andrew Albanese. "Google Deal with Libraries Wins Praise, Raises Questions." Publishers Weekly, 20 December 2004, 7.

Milliot, Jim, and Sarah Gold. "AAP Asks for Google Halt." Publishers Weekly, 20 June 2005.

Milliot, Jim, and Steve Zeitchik. "Google Begins to Push Google Print Program." Publishers Weekly, 11 October 2004, 5, 8.

Na, Nari. "Testing the Boundaries of Copyright Protection: The Google Books Library Project and the Fair Use Doctrine." Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 16, no. (2007).

Okano, Ari. "Digitized Book Search Engines and Copyright Concerns." Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce & Technology 3, no. 4 (2007).

Ostrem, Steve. "Bibliographic Supernova." Library Journal, 15 February 2008, 132.

Perez, Juan Carlos. "Google's Book Search Available in Publisher Sites." InfoWorld, 1 June 2007.

Pickering, Bobby. "Google Clarifies Print Differences in Europe." Information World Review, 18 October 2005.

Pike, George. "Google Print and the Fair Use Doctrine." Information Today 22, no. 10 (2005): 17-19.

Powell, Christina Kelleher. "OPAC Integration in the Era of Mass Digitization: the MBooks Experience." Library Hi Tech 26, no. 1 (2008): 24-32.

Proskine, E. A. "Google's Technicolor Dreamcoat: A Copyright Analysis of the Google Book Search Library Project." Berkeley Technology Law Journal 21, no. 1 (2006): 213-240.

Quint, Barbara. "CORRECTIONS: Google Print Not All I Said It Was." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 29 August 2005.

———. "Google and Research Libraries Launch Massive Digitization Project." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 20 December 2004.

———. "Google Beta Tests Book Search Service." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 22 December 2003.

———. "Google Book Search Adds Big, Brave Partner: The University of California." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 14 August 2006.

———. "Google Library Project Hit by Copyright Challenge from University Presses." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 31 May 2005.

———. "Google Opens Public Domain Books for Downloading, Michigan Launches MBooks." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 5 September 2006.

———. "Google Print Expands Access to Books with Digitization Offer to All Publishers." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 6 October 2004.

———. "Google Slows Library Project to Accommodate Publishers." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 15 August 2005.

———. "Google's Library Project: Questions, Questions, Questions." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 27 December 2004.

———. "The Other Shoe Drops: Google Print Sued for Copyright Violation." Information Today NewsBreaks & the Weekly News Digest, 3 October 2005.

———. "To the Ozone and Beyond." Searcher 15, no. 3 (2007).

———. "Who the Heck Is Tristram Shandy? Or What's Not Wrong With Google Book Search?" Information Today 24, no. 9 (2007): 7-8.

Read, Brock. "Some Publishers Warm to Google Book Search." The Wired Campus, 5 June 2007.

Richardson, Anna. "German Publisher Retracts Copyright Case against Google." Information World Review, 29 June 2006.

Rogers, Douglas L. "Access to Knowledge as a Bridge over the Troubled Waters of Copyright Fair Use—From Jefferson to Mandela to Google." bepress Legal Series, 2006.

Romman, K. H. "The Google Book Search Library Project: A Market Analysis Approach to Fair Use." Houston Law Review 43, no. 3 (2006): 807-846.

Roush, Wade. "The Infinite Library: Does Google's Plan to Digitize Millions of Print Books Spell the Death of Libraries; or Their Rebirth?" Technology Review 108, no. 5 (2005): 54-59.

Rushe, Dominic. "Google Plots E-Books Coup." The Sunday Times, 21 January 2007.

Sandler, Mark. "Disruptive Beneficence The Google Print Program and the Future of Libraries." Internet Reference Services Quarterly 10, no. 3/4 (2005): 5-22.

———. "Google Print: Shipwreck or Clear Sailing?" Charleston Advisor 7, no. 2 (2005): 45-47.

Sanfilippo, Tony. "Why Can't We Be Friends?" Publishers Weekly, 26 September 2005, 94.

Savirimuthu, Joseph. "Legal Reflections on the Google Print Library Project." Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 1, no. 12 (2006): 801-808.

Sayer, Peter. "Google Scans French Literature for Book Search Support." InfoWorld, 17 March 2006.

———. "Update: French Publishers Join Google Booksearch Lawsuit." InfoWorld, 31 October 2006.

Shah, M. "Fair Use and the Google Book Search Project: The Case for Creating Digital Libraries." Commlaw Conspectus 15, no. 2 (2007): 569-614.

Smith, Adam M. "Making Books Easier to Find." Google Blog, 11 August 2005.

Staff. "Google Print Goes Live." Publishers Weekly, 6 October 2004.

Su, Anna Liza L. "The Case Against Google Print: Understanding the Scope and Limits of Fair Use in the Digital Age." Ateneo Law Journal 50, no. (2006).

Suber, Peter. "Does Google Library Violate Copyright?" SPARC Open Access Newsletter, no. 90 (2005).

Taylor, Nick. ". . . But Not at Writers' Expense." The Washington Post, 22 October 2005, A21.

Thatcher, Sanford G. "Fair Use in Theory and Practice: Reflections on Its History and the Google Case." Journal of Scholarly Publishing 37, no. 3 (2006): 215-229.

Thompson, Bill. "Defending Google's Licence to Print." BBC News, 10 October 2005.

Toobin, Jeffrey. "Google's Moon Shot: Copyright and the Universal Library." New Yorker, 5 February 2007, 30-35.

Travis, Hannibal, "Google Book Search and Fair Use: iTunes for Authors, or Napster for Books?" SSRN, 2006.

Turvey, Tom. "A Perspective on Google Book Search." Information Today 23, no. 1 (2006): 1, 25.

University Library, University of Michigan. "UM Library/Google Digitization Partnership FAQ, August 2005."

Vaidhyanathan, Siva. "A Risky Gamble With Google." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 December 2005, B7.

———. "The Googlization of Everything and the Future of Copyright." University of California Davis Law Review 40, no. 3 (2007): 1207-1232.

VNU Staff. "Publishers Call for Library Digitisation Boycott at Book Fair." Information World Review, 10 March 2006.

Walker, Leslie. "Google's Goal: A Worldwide Web of Books." Washington Post, 18 May 2006; D01.

Westin, Cameron W. "Is Kelly Shifting Under Google's Feet? New Ninth Circuit Impact on the Google Library Project Litigation." Duke Law & Technology Review, Rev. 0002 (2007).

Wilhelm, Thomas E. "Google Book Search: Fair Use or Fairly Useful Infringement?" Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal 33, no. 1 (2006): 107-135.

Wojcicki, Susan. "Google Print and the Authors Guild." Google Blog, 20 September 2005.

Wray. Richard. "Legal Victory for Google in Library Project." The Guardian, 29 June 2006.

Wray. Richard, and Dan Milmo. "Publishers Unite against Google." The Guardian, 6 July 2006.

Wu,Tim. "Leggo My Ego." Slate, 17 October 2005.

Wyatt, Edward. "Google Opens 8 Sites in Europe, Widening Its Book Search Effort." The New York Times, 18 October 2005, C10.

———. "Writers Sue Google, Accusing It of Copyright Violation." The New York Times, 21 September 2005, C3.

Young, Jeffrey R. "From Gutenberg to Google: Five Views on the Search-Engine Company's Project to Digitize Library Books." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 June 2005, A24.

———. "Publishing Groups Say Google's Book-Scanning Effort May Violate Copyrights." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 February 2005, A35.

———. "U. of California Will Provide Millions of Books to Google's Digitization Project." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1 September 2006, A59.

———. "U. of Michigan Puts Digitized Books Online but Bars Full Text of Copyrighted Works." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 September 2006, A32.

Zeitchik, Steven. "Google Offers Compromise, But Pubs Say It's Not Enough." Publishers Weekly, 12 August 2005.

Zuber, Peter A. "Google and the Print Library Initiative: To Scan or Not to Scan." DSpace at Brigham Young University, 2005.