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Monday, October 4, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Oberlin College Library


Welcome & Introduction -- Ray English

Google Scholar -- Megan Mitchell

Google Books -- Jennifer Starkey

Legal Battles & the Proposed Settlement -- Ray English [PowerPoint Presentation]

Magazines -- Eboni Francis

Public Data Explorer -- Cynthia Comer



Google Scholar

Google Books

Magazines included in Google Books (list available in Excel spreadsheet)

Google Public Data Explorer

Recommended Readings

American Library Association. Google Book Settlement: An Informational Site for the Library Community.

Boutin, Paul. "Google sexes up stats with Public Data Explorer " 10 live demos." VentureBeat. 8 March 2010.

Falagas, Matthew, Eleni Pitsouni, George Malietzis, Georgios Pappas. "Comparison of PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar: Strengths and Weaknesses." FASEB Journal. 22. (2008): 338-342.

Howland, Jared L., Thomas C. Wright, Rebecca A. Boughan, and Brian C. Roberts. "How Scholarly Is Google Scholar? A Comparison to Library Databases." College & Research Libraries. 70.3 (2009): 227-234.

Hyde, Lewis. "Advantage Google." New York Times. 4 Oct 2009.

Jacso, Peter. "Metadata Mega Mess in Google Scholar." Online Information Review. 34.1 (2010): 175-191.

Jacso, Peter. "Google Scholar Revisited." Online Information Review. 32.1 (2008): 102-114.

Manuel, Kate M. The Google Library Project: Is Digitization for Purposes of Online Indexing Fair Use Under Copyright Law? CRS Report for Congress. 27 November 2009.

Martell, Charles. "A Citation Analysis of College & Research Libraries Comparing Yahoo, Google, Google Scholar, and ISI Web of Knowledge with Implications for Promotion and Tenure." College & Research Libraries. 70.5 (2009): 469-472.

Miller, Laura. "The Trouble with Google books: How Rampant Errors Threaten the Scholarly Mission of the Vast Digital Library." Salon 9 Sept 2010.

Nunberg, Geoffrey. "Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars." Chronicle Review 31 Aug 2009.

Walters, William H. "Google Scholar Search Performance: Comparative Recall and Precision." portal: Libraries & the Academy. 9.1(2009): 5-24.



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August 25, 2012