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ERIC Number: EJ886632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-1
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Google Scholar's Ghost Authors
Jacso, Peter
Library Journal, v134 n18 p26-27 Nov 2009
In the journal "The Chronicle of Higher Education," an article by Geoffrey Nunberg criticizes Google's Book Search (GBS), emphasizing that disturbing errors are endemic. He recognizes that for mainstream "googling" purposes, "they don't really care about metadata provided by a library catalog." In perhaps his most discouraging point, linguistics professor Nunberg notes that the Google team blames libraries and publishers for bad data. In this article, the author shares his experience of working with another of the search giant's data-crunching products, Google Scholar (GS). He mentions that the free GS has become one of the most convenient resource to find a few good scholarly papers but it cannot be used to analyze the publishing performance and impact of researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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