1st Edition

Googlization of Libraries





ISBN 9780415483810
Published January 29, 2009 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

This book includes a variety of articles which look critically and judiciously at Google and its products, with a focus on Google Scholar and Google Book Search. It also examines their usefulness in a public service context. Its ultimate aim is to assess the use of Google as a major information resource. Its subject matter deals with online megasearch engines and their influence on reference librarianship, the impact of Google on information seeking, librarianship and the development of book digitization projects in which Google Book Search plays its part.

This book will be of interest to librarians across all educational sectors, library science scholars and publishers.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Library Administration.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Living with Google  William Miller  2. Standing on the Shoulders of Libraries: A Holistic and Rhetorical Approach to Teaching Google Scholar  Charlie Potter 3. Fool’s Gold: Why the Internet Is No Substitute for a Library  Mark Y. Herring  4. Who Holds the Keys to the Web for Libraries?  Emily F. Blankenship  5. An Opportunity, Not a Crisis: How Google Is Changingthe Individual and the Information Profession  Kay Cahill  6. Changes at Google Scholar: A Conversation with Anurag Acharya  Barbara Quint  7. Studying Journal Coverage in Google Scholar  Philipp Mayr and Anne-Kathrin Walter  8. Attitudes of OhioLINK Librarians Toward Google Scholar  Joan Giglierano  9. Using Google Scholar at the Reference Desk  Karen Bronshteyn and Kathryn Tvaruzka  10. Google Book Search Libraries and Their Digital Copies  Jill E. Grogg and Beth Ashmore  11. To Google or Not to Google, That Is the Question: Supplementing Google Book Search to Make It More Useful for Scholarship  Shawn Martin  12. The Million Book Project in Relation to Google  Gloriana St. Clair  13. Using Metadata to Discover the Buried Treasure in Google Book Search  Millie Jackson  14. Google Video– Just Another Video Sharing Site?  Tine Walczyk  15. Google’s Bid to Build Cooperation and Partnerships Through Librarian Central and Google for Educators  Robert J. Lackie

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Biography

William Miller, PHD, MLS, is Dean of University Libraries at Florida Atlantic University. He formerly served as Head of Reference at Michigan State University, and as Associate Dean of Libraries at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Presently, he teaches courses in English Literature and Library Science.

Rita Pellen is the Associate Director of Libraries at Florida Atlantic University. Previously, she was Assistant Director of Public Services and Head of the Reference Department.