Search Engine Technology and Digital Libraries: Libraries Need to Discover the Academic Internet

Note to Librarians:

Ok, you’ve been sitting on the sidelines while a whole bunch of computer nerds take over indexing and cataloguing the largest repository of information ever known. That’s got to hurt. And what about the ‘deep web’? Is anyone indexing the academic collections? Are librarians destined to be antediluvian caretakers of old media or will they take up the torch and lead the way into a better organised and searchable future? Maybe it’s time to take back the light. Stand up, and shout “Hands off my metadata!”

From the author:

“This paper advocates a concerted initiative of the library community to pick up state-of-the-art search technology and build reliable, high quality search services for the research and teaching community.”

Search Engine Technology and Digital Libraries: Libraries Need to Discover the Academic Internet

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