Tim Bray: The Death of Scholarship?

Tim Bray: The Death of Scholarship?. Quote: “I'm not against Web search; I use Google several times per day myself. But I think somebody really needs to get out there and exercise some leadership and dress up the world's scholarly information sources, including by the way most of our intellectual history, so that ordinary people will use them. Among other things, they might make a lot of money in the process.”

Comment: The numbers he quotes sound very accurate to me.  The solution will be hard and it won't be until it's as easy to search these databases as it is to search Google that students will come back.  Most library and journal catalogs have no focus on usability and seem too interested in revealing how many metadata fields they have, instead of making it easy to find what you need. [Serious Instructional Technology]

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