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Google Librarian Center… April 19, 2006

Posted by jennimi in Google, Library Related, LISNews, reference.

Hmm. Thanks to Blake at LISNews, as well as an extreme addiction to RSS, via Bloglines (an addiction I am determined to rope all of my librarian friends into!), I found out Google has a group/newsletter for librarians. Per Google (from the Librarian Center home page):

“Librarians and Google share a similar mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We support librarians who work each day to further that mission. This site is a first step toward improving and expanding that support.”

Big words. Slight difference: librarians, in championing information access, don’t include advertisements, or rank their searches by number of hits or by sponsorship (at least in my utopia), but this is a post about a cute little service (which as far as I can tell doesn’t include the famous Google sponsored links…) and not a treatise about my views on information access…

The most recent newsletter is inspired by Earth Day, and offers some great teaching resources. Archives entries read like a list of Google services and sales pitches to googlecynicabrarians, but maybe I am just cynical. You can decide for yourself.

One thing though, why no RSS? I had to sign up with my email address. (Even though I am not yet impressed, I want to see how they do, after all, we are all in process, right?) I emailed the Library Center this morning requesting RSS, so we’ll see. You see, I prefer to visit sites myself, rather than have newsletters pile up in my inbox.

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