TitleGoogle Scholar and Academic Libraries: An Update
Uniform TitleNew Library World
NameHartman, Karen A. (author), Mullen, Laura Bowering (author),
library indexes and databases
DescriptionPurpose: This paper updates the authors’ original 2005 study of Google Scholar’s integration into ARL libraries web sites. Had more ARL libraries added Google Scholar? Design/methodology/approach: The library homepages of the 113 ARL academic institutions were examined for paths or links to Google Scholar. The coding scheme focused on noting if Google Scholar appeared on the library homepage, in the OPAC, and on various database lists and subject guides. Findings: The 2007 data indicate continued acceptance of Google Scholar and integration of this resource on the web pages of ARL libraries. The mean number of paths to Google Scholar more than doubled from 2005 to 2007. Partnering institutions were more likely to include paths to Google Scholar and the number of partnering institutions dramatically increased. Practical implications: This study is useful for those making decisions about integration of Google Scholar into library collections and services, particularly the web site. Orginality/value: This paper illustrates future directions for integrating new categories of resources into the academic library web site.
NoteThis is the postprint, archived in E-LIS since the time of the article publication, of an article published in New Library World. The published version is available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0307-4803&volume=109&issue=5&articleid=1728029&show=abstract
NoteHartman, Karen and Laura Bowering Mullen."Google Scholar and Academic Libraries: An Update." New Library World 109.5/6(2008):211-222
NoteDOI for published version: 10.1108/03074800810873560
CollectionMullen Laura Collection
CollectionHartman Karen Collection
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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