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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