Sep 20 2006

Google is not the Net

Sarah Rosenblum passed on an interesting article from the Library Journal reporting on the American Library Association’s 2006 conference and the challenge that Google was presenting libraries. There was a lot of talk about social software but also talk of gorilla’s as well. I liked this quote:

“Google is so pervasive in so many realms that used to be specifically what libraries did,” Janes explains. “It is a collection, it is a way of searching, a navigation mechanism. It is doing all these things that look like what people used to go to libraries and librarians for.” Google, he says, “is the 800-pound gorilla.”

To read the full text see: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6370224.html

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology
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