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Applying Google’s style: bottom-up

Abstract:

This chapter gives an outline of the Google-style program design in library instruction. Google’s design philosophy, principles, and characteristics that can be borrowed for designing library instruction programs are identified and discussed. Suitable teaching forms are suggested and a sample is provided.

Key words

Google style; user-centered; service-oriented; bottom-up; data-driven; communication; collaboration

User-centered and service-oriented

Today’s main problem in the information-seeking process is not lack of information but too much information, accessible from an overwhelming mass of sources, confusing the library user. Guided by its user-first philosophy and backed by its super algorithm, Google ...

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