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Google Magazine Search

It was reported today that Google will now include magazine contents in its search index. From an AP release:

 “As part of its quest to corral more content published on paper, Google Inc. has made digital copies of more than 1 million articles from magazines that hit the newsstands decades ago.”

So what does this mean for us? I would wager that we should be pressing for more integration of catalog searching via both institutional holdings but also Google indexing. Imagine if large portions of commonly held titles were available through Google. Small libraries could pay less in back log files and being to invest in new titles that they had to put on hold for that archival run of magazine articles.

  1. 12/17/2008 at 5:18 pm

    Here’s a list of titles in Google magazines so far …

    http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/hardinmd/2008/12/10/google-magazines-titles/

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