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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Commentary on Google Scholar, Google Print

Marcus A. Banks. The excitement of Google Scholar, the worry of Google Print. Biomedical Digital Libraries 2005, 2:2. Abstract: In late 2004 Google announced two major projects, the unveiling of Google Scholar and a major expansion of the Google Print digitization program. Both projects have generated discussion within the library and research communities, and Google Print has received significant media attention. This commentary describes exciting educational possibilities stimulated by Google Scholar, and argues for caution regarding the Google Print project. Biomedical Digital Libraries is an independent Open Access journal hosted by BioMed Central.