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Digitizing Books, Obscuring Women’s Work: Google Books, Librarians, and Ideologies of Access

By Anna Lauren Hoffmann and Raina Bloom Abstract: From a broad historical and cultural standpoint, Google Books concerns the imposition of ideals of technological rationality and efficiency typical of search engine technology onto entire collections of recorded human knowledge. As a large-scale information infrastructure, it radically reorganizes relations between the technologies, institutions, and individuals that … Continue reading Digitizing Books, Obscuring Women’s Work: Google Books, Librarians, and Ideologies of Access