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Google® has become a nearly omnipresent tool of the Internet, with its potential only now beginning to be realized. How can librarians effectively integrate this powerful search engine to provide service to their patrons? Libraries and Google® presents leading authorities discussing the many possibilities of using Google® products as effective, user-friendly tools in libraries. Google Scholar and Print are extensively explored with ...
Google® has become a nearly omnipresent tool of the Internet, with its potential only now beginning to be realized. How can librarians effectively integrate this powerful search engine to provide service to their patrons? Libraries and Google® presents leading authorities discussing the many possibilities of using Google® products as effective, user-friendly tools in libraries. Google Scholar and Print are extensively explored with an eye toward offering an expanded view of what is and may be possible for the future, with practical insights on how to make the most of the product’s capabilities.
It seems certain that Google® is here to stay. Libraries and Google® comprehensively examines this disruptive technology that is seen as both a threat and an opportunity by both librarians and publishers. Both perspectives are explored in depth, along with practical applications of this and other Google® technology that may be new to librarians. Google® products and other more familiar research tools are compared for effectiveness and ease of use. The various unique needs of users and scholars are detailed and considered as a springboard for insightful discussion of the future role of librarians in today’s world. Potential problems are closely examined, such as copyright issues of digitization, and privacy concerns sparked by its collection of personal information about its users. The book comprehensively explores the path libraries need to travel to benefit from the search tool, rather than being overwhelmed and destroyed by it.
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Volume 2 of Libraries and Google® is in preparation.
Google® is a Registered Service Mark of Google, Inc., Mountain View, California. Libraries and Google® is an independent publication offered by The Haworth Press, Inc., Binghamton, New York, and is not affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, endorsed, licensed, or otherwise approved by, Google, Inc.
|Introduction : libraries and their interrelationships with Google||1|
|Disruptive beneficence : the Google print program and the future of libraries||5|
|The Google library project at Oxford||23|
|The (uncertain) future of libraries in a Google world : sounding an alarm||29|
|A gaggle of Googles : limitations and defects of electronic access as panacea||37|
|Using the Google search appliance for federated searching : a case study||45|
|Google's print and scholar initiatives : the value of and impact on libraries and information services||57|
|Google scholar vs. library scholar : testing the performance of schoogle||71|
|Google, the invisible Web, and librarians : slaying the research Goliath||89|
|Choices in the paradigm shift : where next for libraries?||103|
|Calling the scholars home : Google scholar as a tool for rediscovering the academic library||117|
|Checking under the hood : evaluating Google scholar for reference use||135|
|Running with the devil : accessing library-licensed full text holdings through Google scholar||149|
|Directing students to new information types : a new role for Google in literature searches?||159|
|Evaluating Google scholar as a tool for information literacy||167|
|Optimising publications for Google users||177|
|Google and privacy||195|
|Image : Google's most important product||205|
|Keeping up with Google : resources and strategies for staying ahead of the pack||211|