Monday, 30 June 2008

Is Google Using Libraries and does it matter?

There is an entry on the InfoToday.com blog titled How Google Used Librarians…and Got Away With It. This is interesting. Is Google using us, and does it matter? Aren’t we also using Google to support news feeds, full text content, online searching, and other Web 2.0 library services? Can we even compete with Google? Does this mean that Ross Dawson is correct, and libraries will be extinct by 2019 (for details see http://www.rossdawsonblog.com/weblog/archives/2007/10/extinction_time.html), or does it mean that to stay relevant to society, we will morph into something new and exciting.

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