Monday, October 27, 2003
Build Libraries Don't Burn Them
Gary Wolf reflects on the latest developments from Amazon in the USA entitled "Search Inside the Book".
The Amazon premise is that people who only think of finding information by doing a Google search are missing out on all the reams of information which is still only available in books. By alerting e-savvy punters to books that have the information they want - they will buy more books (or, of course borrow them from the library...)
On the way Gary considers copyright, Project Gutenberg, and other stuff of interest to people who love books and information.
Sunday, October 26, 2003
Is this where 'Thinking National Acting Local' is coming from? Meta-searching may be an answer to the Google's of the world but is it merely a dumbing down of the search process? Think about it, read about it, do something about it!
Thursday, October 16, 2003
Adding RSS to Library Catalogues
The shifted librarian forges ahead with RSS - always worth reading what she's got to say.