This great quote from a LibConf.com blog post, Is Discovery Better Than Google Scholar?, got my attention:
Users want one-stop shopping. But “The Internet is the world’s largest library; it’s just that all the books are on the floor! It’s time to start picking the up.”
It’s a great image of the challenges of searching, aggregating, and organizing the Web’s scholarly information.
The article is a summary of an Internet Librarian 2010 presentation which explored usage of Serials Solutions Summon vs. Google Scholar:
Four presenters from two institutions, the University of Manitoba (UM) and Stony Brook University did some usability testing and compared usage patterns before and after implementing Serials Solutions’ Summon system.
Read the full article here.
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