©ollectanea wrote a nice blog post about this five-page handout noting that her eyes glazed over after a while. (And if that happens to a librarian, what will happen when a user reads it?) Looking at the positive aspects of the handout, Georgia Harper wrote:
...the document is really helpful as it shows in detail what features the book search provides, how to use it to best advantage, and if you're at UMich, how to double-check your results against Michigan's catalog, Mirlyn. I want to say right now that I think this is a really good thing. I've heard so many people say things that indicate that there's a lot of misunderstanding about what Google Book Search does and how it works. So clearly, this is needed and kudos to UMich for doing it...
Although this handout was created specifically for UMich, it would be useful to others who are using Google Book Search, which seems to need a lot of explanation for something that seems so simple.
Also posted in the SLA IT Division blog.
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