When I think of Amazon I think of retail. It’s sensible that they arranged their “Search Inside the Book” feature with contemporary publishers and volumes. When I think of Google I think of search. It doesn’t make sense to me that they’re bypassing the huge number of valuable, institutionally-created, full-text online libraries in favor of going after the same kind of content that Amazon is indexing. [ResearchBuzz]
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.