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Friday, January 20, 2006

It's a Google World...

I think we're getting through to Google (or maybe Google's getting through to us)... The reason I say this is two-fold - first, the Google newsletters for librarians, lean though they may be, show a level of involvement/interest in our profession that we hadn't seen so clearly articulated by Google until they began the endeavor last month.

The second newsletter is now available at http://www.google.com/newsletter/librarian/librarian_2006_01/newsletter.html. It's got an article by one of the Google software engineers on how Google determines which sites are most "trusted". It's worth a look!

Also, we're hearing a lot - some of it on the confidential side, so I won't comment too much - from databases and Google themselves about attempts to get library resources into the mix. Wouldn't it be great if our users were able to search for articles found in iCONN databases from Google itself? What a promotional tool that would be! Talk about raising the public awareness numbers.

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