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As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.

Via John Shank
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from the article: "Ms. Morse belongs to a group, the Open Discovery Initiative, which unites various players to promote transparency and best practices for discovery tools. In the emerging conversations around this topic, one buzz phrase is "content neutrality." The idea resembles "net neutrality," the notion that network operators shouldn’t block or favor certain content. Proponents of content neutrality argue that discovery providers should have equal access to the information needed to surface content in the search tools’ results. That information includes things like the full text of journal articles and the "metadata" that describe the articles, such as the author, subject, journal title and publication date."

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Dick Vestdijk's curator insight, April 25, 8:01 AM

Un-biasing queries for information and subsequent results, is indeed the goal of any librarian in public education. Whatever EBSCO, Ex Libris et al state, searching relevant information is by and large un-automatable. Keyword is curation - an ongoing activity to keep curated academic content useful. ""unlike almost anything that libraries have done before," the rollout of one-stop search tools is "really intentionally trying to change the way people do research," says Michael Levine-Clark"

nickcarman's curator insight, May 1, 12:21 AM

Library customers prefer simplicity. They either don't the time or the inclination to master the ins and outs of various databases.  I can see the appeal of a simple search interface.

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