Information Policy for the Library of Babel
Maryland Journal of Business and Technology Law, November 2007
19 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2007
The image of Borges's Library of Babel, which contains all possible books, is haunting and suggestive. This essay asks what we would do if we were advising a Federal Library Commission on how to deal with the Library's vast holdings and overwhelming disorganization. This thought exercise provides a set of sensible principles for information policy in an age of extreme informational abundance.
Keywords: Library of Babel, search engine, Google
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