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Christina's LIS Rant
Monday, July 26, 2004
  OCLC in Yahoo and Google: A proposal
Reading Rita Vine's discussion of the different treatment of OCLC records in Yahoo and Google pointed out by Randy Reichardt on STLQ makes me think. Why can't all of us librarian bloggers link to the OCLC record instead of the Amazon record for the books we discuss? Wouldn't it be more useful to point people to finding the book in their local public libraries? I already did this on a hobby forum. My proposal: let's all try to link to the OCLC "Find in a Library" record for a while and see if that changes anything. Encourage OCLC... help library circulation....

Recently I've been talking about Fabric of the Cosmos.
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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