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Google secures victory over Authors Guild

In light of Google's Nov. 14 victory in a lawsuit against the Authors Guild, students can continue using Google Books as an academic research tool.
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Google's victory sets an important precedent for future book scanning projects. The ruling affirms the mission of Google Books to make books more readily accessible, and to help libraries preserve literature through digitization.
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50 Great Google+ Tips for School Librarians | Online College Tips – Online Colleges

50 Great Google+ Tips for School Librarians | Online College Tips – Online Colleges | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
School librarians can use Google+ to improve what libraries offer and enrich the learning experience for students.

 

Google has long dominated in the battle for supremacy between online search engines and is a great resource for information, but with Google+, things get taken a step further as Google becomes even more of an Internet giant. Many stand to benefit from Google's move into the social media realm, including school libraries. With integrations, new opportunities for communication, resources for organizing information, and more, there are so many ways school librarians can use Google+ to improve what libraries offer and enrich the learning experience for students.

 

Here are 50 great tips for getting the most out of Google+ as a school librarian: http://www.onlinecollege.org/50-great-google+-tips-for-school-librarians

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Google Search Just Got 1,000 Times Smarter

Google Search Just Got 1,000 Times Smarter | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

CNN: Google announces big change to how search results are delivered, says new search tool will think more like a human.

 

Google has introduced the "Knowledge Graph" — or semantic analysis — to its most fundamental tool, search. Here's what that means:  http://mashable.com/2012/05/16/google-knowledge-graph/

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