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Google This! by Terry Ballard

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Google Scholar – just walked down the aisle with WorldCat

Abstract:

This chapter tracks the creation and further development of Google Scholar. It shows how the product is changing from a supplier of academic citations to a supplier of full text access to its indexed articles. From a visit to the Googleplex in September 2011, the author reports on a discussion with Scholar co-creator Anurag Acharya, who demonstrated a new product allowing authors to create a profile page to track their citations in an intuitive and graphic manner. Acharya also explains the challenges in working with vendors and libraries to get access information that will open up scholarly information to library users. He reports that both vendors and libraries are reluctant ...

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