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Google Teams Up With 17 Colleges to Test Searches of Scholarly Materials

:: From The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Google, the popular search-engine company, has teamed up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 16 other universities around the world to provide a way to search the institutions' collections of scholarly papers, according to university officials.

A pilot test of the project is just getting under way. If all goes as planned, the search feature could appear on Google in a few months, said MacKenzie Smith, associate director of technology for MIT's libraries. She said the search would probably be an option on Google's advanced-search page.

(Thanks to Robert Michaelson for posting this to various listservs.)

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