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