The UC agreement with Google is now public.
Key provisions are in Section 4, which restricts the University’s use of the digital copies, and Section 8, which says those prohibitions are forever (“survive expiration or termination of this agreement.”) UC is essentially barred from entering into pooling agreements with other universities, and other provisions ensure that no entity other than Google or UC may develop an alternative search engine or finding aid.
The library community knows, or should know from the Showtime deal, that perpetual restrictions on the use digital copies are not in the public interest.
More coverage in the Chronicle of Higher Education, which was one of the parties that made an open records request to UC. The article has a nice quote from Brewster Kahle: “We want a public library system in the digital age, but what we are getting is a private library system controlled by a single corporation.”