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March 9, 2011 -- University of Virginia Professor of Media Studies and Law Siva Vaidhyanathan questions assumptions in a new book, The Googlization of Everything (external link) , examining Google's methods of capturing, storing, and filtering information as well as raising flags about issues of intellectual property and the Google Book program.

Siva VaidhyanathanHe will bring the discussion to the Library of Congress in an event sponsored by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program:

NDIIPP Briefing: The Googlization of Everything and the Human Knowledge Project

Date: Friday March 25, 2011
Time: 12:00 noon
Place: Mumford Room, 6th Floor, James Madison Building, Library of Congress
Contact: Butch Lazorchak, or 202-707-2603

This presentation will include a discussion of the book as well as the Human Knowledge Project, an effort to build the best possible global digital library.

In addition to The Googlization of Everything -- and Why We Should Worry (University of California Press, 2011), Vaidhyanathan is also the author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001) and The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (Basic Books, 2004).

This presentation is free and open to the public and will be filmed for later webcast