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
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.