Will Google's Book Scan Project Transform Academia?
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/04/28/Great_Issues_Forum_Power_of_Education James J. Duderstadt discusses the University of Michigan's participation in Google's Book Scan project. Dunderstadt argues that academics are starting to realize that knowledge "should be given away to the world as a public good." ----- Is public higher education still a powerful force for shaping society? This program brings together scholars and practitioners from around the world to talk about the impact of public higher education on social mobilization and economic development in the 21st century. Featuring James J. Duderstadt, President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan; Deborah Davis, former director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; Enrique Dussel Peters, Professor of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico; and Yu Lizhong, President of East China Normal University. William Kelly, President of the Graduate Center, moderates. - CUNY Dr. James J. Duderstadt is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. A graduate of Yale (B.S., 1964) and the California Institute of Technology (M.S., Ph.D. 1967), Dr. Duderstadt joined the faculty at Michigan in 1968 and has served as dean of engineering and provost as well as president of the university. Dr. Duderstadt's teaching, research, and publishing activities include nuclear science and engineering, applied physics, computer simulation, science policy, and higher education. He has served on and chaired numerous boards and study commissions including the National Science Board, the National Academies of Science and Engineering, and various federal advisory committees in areas including nuclear energy, space science, atmospheric science, science policy, and science education.
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