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Giving way to Google

G.E. Gorman (School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 1 March 2006

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to look into why there is an increasing number of library clients that are deserting their traditional knowledge store for something that is much more user‐friendly – Google.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on the author's own knowledge and expertise.

Findings

Opines that there is no contest in the head‐to‐head battle for information services supremacy and that Google Scholar, with its information “now” and “fast” beats others hands down.

Originality/value

This paper will be of interest to researchers and academics and those in the information field.

Keywords

Citation

Gorman, G.E. (2006), "Giving way to Google", Online Information Review, Vol. 30 No. 2, pp. 97-99. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520610659148

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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