Barbara Quint discusses the recent Google Print initiative in Information Today. She notes teething troubles with the exposure of OCLC records in Google and wondes about a ‘library tab’ within Google.
One alternative would be to put such records into a sub-domain, adding another tab to the spare Google home page. One called �Library� comes to mind. When I asked Chip Nilges, director of OCLC WorldCat Services� Cooperative Discovery Services, if OCLC had ever discussed such options with Google, he sighed and said, �No, we haven�t discussed that yet, but it�s a conversation we�d be glad to have.� [Google Beta Tests Book Search Service]
I presented updated versions of a presentation on libraries and pandemic effects and some implications for library collections recently. Each was delivered remotely, one to an event in Ostende, Belgium, and one to Milan, Italy, as unfortunately we have not yet returned to professional travel.
I was pleased to inaugurate the RLUK Digital Shift Forum, with a presentation on Pandemic effects and collection directions.
I was especially pleased to be kindly introduced by my longstanding colleague Robin Green, University Librarian at Warwick University, and current chair of RLUK.