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Should we be offering drop-in sessions on Google Books, Scholar and Docs to academics?

The most recent issue of College and Research Libraries News included a very interesting article about teaching academic staff how they can make the most of Google.  The library staff offered sign-up sessions to show academics how to use advanced … Continue reading

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Report back from: “Pancakes and Mash”, – a library technology ‘un-conference’ at the University of Lincoln on 8 March 2011.

 Mashed Library is about ‘bringing together interested people and doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology’ (definition taken from: http://www.mashedlibrary.com/ ) The keynote speaker was: Gary Green, who is one of the founders of the Voices for the Library (VFTL) campaign … Continue reading

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Proximity Searching in Google

Phil Bradley has discovered a way to do proximity searching when using Google, for full details take a look at his illustrated blog entry: http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2011/01/proximity-search-in-google.html The feature doesn’t appear to be 100% perfect but it may help some searchers to narrow down … Continue reading

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