Friday, June 01, 2007

Google in Cataloging

"Have You Searched Google Yet?" Using Google as a Discovery Tool for Cataloging Jennifer Lang by appears in the latest issue of Library Philosophy and Practice.
This paper demonstrates how some of Google's search functionalities can be used to locate information to assist in the cataloging process. In addition, the results of an informal survey of catalogers shows that while some respondents never considered using Google or prefer different methods for finding information, others find Google to be a good supplement to "traditional" cataloging tools.
One use not mentioned is finding an e-version of the item being cataloged. Happens fairly often with the materials I work with.

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