Thursday, March 31, 2005

Couple of interesting responses to Google

A powerpoint presentation by Roy Tennant on what's wrong with Google Scholar. His points are good to keep in mind as we use it but people will use it.

An article by Marcus Banks that says Google Scholar--good; Google Print--bad.

Scholar: Unlike Tennant, Banks isn't afraid of crawling and indexing as one approach to searching. The service is immature but he sees where it could be helpful. He points to the Georgia State Library's Google site as an example of how it can be a useful educational tool.

Print: Essentially, he fears for the commercialization of scholarship and with it the possiblity of profit being more important than the quest for truth.

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