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Librarians Want to Out-Google Google With a Better Search Engine

Posted by Editor on November 10, 2008

Have you ever wished for a personal reference librarian, an information guru to point you to the most reliable sites whenever you search the Web? A new search-engine project aims to simulate something like that. The trick? Weighting search results so that librarians’ picks rise to the top.

Called Reference Extract, the project is being developed by the Online Computer Library Center and the information schools of Syracuse University and the University of Washington. OCLC is an international cooperative that shares resources among more than 69,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories. A $100,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is covering planning costs….See entire posting from Wired Campus at: http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3450&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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