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“A Library for All: U-M, Google, and the Importance of a Copy”: U-M Bentley Historical Library Making Michigan Series.
Panel discussion on the age-old dream of a universal library and how library digitization by U-M and other institutions helped pave the way for the now well-established digital archives, used by citizens, scholars, and students from around the world. Panelists include: retired U-M libraries dean Paul Courant, former U-M digital library services associate director Wendy Pradt Lougee, digital library support nonprofit Lyrasis CEO John Wilkin, and Roger C. Schonfeld, author of Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization. 7–9 p.m., Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann. Preregistration required at detroitobservatory.umich.edu. Free. 764–3482.