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Open Access Highly Accessed Commentary

The excitement of Google Scholar, the worry of Google Print

Marcus A Banks

Author Affiliations

Frederick L. Ehrman Medical Library, New York University Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY USA

Biomedical Digital Libraries 2005, 2:2  doi:10.1186/1742-5581-2-2

Published: 22 March 2005

Abstract

In late 2004 Google announced two major projects, the unveiling of Google Scholar and a major expansion of the Google Print digitization program. Both projects have generated discussion within the library and research communities, and Google Print has received significant media attention.

This commentary describes exciting educational possibilities stimulated by Google Scholar, and argues for caution regarding the Google Print project.