On Google Scholar

1.17.2005

Google Scholar eases access to library resources

Google Scholar eases access to library resources.
The University of Delaware Library has announced that a new Internet service, Google Scholar, will improve access to materials in the library. Google Scholar is designed to provide seamless access to licensed databases that the library provides, as well as information about physical items in the library’s collection.

I imagine that something here has been lost in translation as this press release/article makes it appear as if the University of Delaware is offering a new service to it's patrons. I do, however, like the idea of libraries "getting out in front of this thing". By which I mean introducing faculty and students to the good and the bad re: Scholar, as opposed to having them find it on their own and thinking that it's the bees knees, without realizing all of the implications. Additionally, pointing these things out to faculty is yet another way of showing our value/knowledge to them.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who cringed a bit when they received emails from faculty directing us to Scholar, as if we'd never heard of it.

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