The New York Times has a quite interesting piece today about what we lose and what we gain with the growth of digital libraries. In
Questions and Praise for Google Web Library, the author explores a variety of viewpoints regarding Google’s recent announcement about digitizing the works of five of the great world libraries. I think the author really captures librarians’ mixed feelings; their excitement about change and improved access, and their fears about changing roles for librarians and the commercialization of libraries.