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Off-web and on-web

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Andy Powell writes [pdf] about potential points of contact between the range of information resources managed by JISC in the UK and the major search engines on the open web.
Interestingly, much has happened between the end of last year when this was made available and now. Google Scholar is more established for example, and questions about the relationship between discovery and resolution have come to the fore.
However, this piece is one of the first worked through treatments of how a distributed ‘off-web’ information resource might be made more visible through the ‘on-web’ search engines. It is refreshing to read a treatment of this sort which focuses on pragmatic steps forward and avoids the tale of woe that often seems to accompany such discussions.

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