Google Creating Grants to Study Digital Books

The details are still hazy. But we know this: Google will be launching a “collaborative research program to explore the digital humanities” using Google Books. Scholars will get up to $50,000 per year, and they’ll come from eight potential disciplines (archaeology, history, anthropology, linguistics, literature, classics, philosophy & sociology). And what’s the point of their research? Essentially to make Google’s online digital library more effective  and friendly for researchers. Just last year, a prominent academic called Google Books a “Disaster for Scholars” in a high profile forum. The new grants should begin to address these concerns in some meaningful ways. For more information, head over to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which has the full story.

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  • Rebecca Mandabach says:

    I have read about the Google research project. I would be very interested in taking part in this study. I have a B.A. in Behavioral Science and have worked in the behavioral health field for the last 15 years. When you are ready I hope that you will consider me for this project.

    Thank you,

    Rebecca Mandabach

  • Ima Idiota says:

    I have read about the economic success of Google. I would be very interested in running this company. I have a bachelors degree in computer science and have worked in the field for a decade. I would like to become CEO of Google. When you are ready I hope you will consider me for this position.
    Thank you,
    Ima Idiota

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