Google Will Digitize Your Academic Journal Back Runs For Free

Peter Suber’s Open Access News reports, “Google is offering to digitize and provide OA (open access) to the back runs of scholarly journals. ”

I think that this is great news for the academic community, that is, if the offer is taken up by publishers on a significant level. Of course, there are pros and cons. Be sure to read Suber’s full post to get a better idea of the specific issues involved.