March Madness and the Google Books Dispute
For many, a March tradition is predicting the various outcomes that will lead some teams to advance in the men's basketball tournament of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With the outcome of the Google Books settlement unclear, an alliance of three library organizations has released -- in a way that makes NCAA brackets seem simple -- a chart showing the various possibilities for the Google case. The groups suggest, however, that there will probably be a 2010 basketball champion (and maybe one for 2011 and 2012) before the Google outcome is clear. The alliance consists of the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College and Research Libraries.