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Lunch and Learn: John Wilkin, Jon Stroop, and Marvin Bielawski on HathiTrust.

Hathi Trust Digital Library Catalog

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John Wilkin at the University of Michigan, and Jon Stroop & Marvin Bielawski at Princeton University are helping HathiTrust to digitize and share the world’s recorded knowledge using the combined effort of fifty institutions. HathiTrust is described on their web site at http://hathitrust.org as “a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future” and their mission is “to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge.” Continue reading

Lunch & Learn: Google: The View from the Library

At the May 17 Lunch ‘n Learn, four speakers from the University Library provided their perspectives on Google, the popular internet search engine that has become an integral part of everyday vocabulary and life.
Stephen Ferguson, the Assistant University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections and the Curator of Rare Books began by reminding us all that in 1994, just a dozen years ago, PC Magazine created a splash by printing the following roadmap to the internet. The map, of course, is today a relic, but it represents an ancient ancestor of the Google engine.

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