Friday, May 30, 2008

Google vs. educational databases and libraries

"A fellow teacher asked me the other day as he was planning a research project for his class, Which is better, Google, or one of the databases we subscribe to?" The answer? See here.
The Library in the New Age, Robert Darnton

Information is exploding so furiously around us and information technology is changing at such bewildering speed that we face a fundamental problem: How to orient ourselves in the new landscape? What, for example, will become of research libraries in the face of technological marvels such as Google?

The New York Review of Books, Volume 55, Number 10 · June 12, 2008

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