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Request Removal From Search Engines
February 15, 2008

The web page provides links to several search engines FAQ pages on the topic of removal from a search engine cashe. Includes links to Google, Yahoo, Ask and MSN. …

A Few Thoughts on the Google Books Library Project
February 13, 2008

Viewpoint A Few Thoughts on the Google Books Library Project © 2008 Charles Edward Smith. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Der…

Searching Video Lectures
December 5, 2007

A tool from MIT finds keywords so that students can efficiently review lectures. A tool from MIT finds keywords so that students can efficiently…

Verizon Overrides Internet Searches With Its Own Results
November 5, 2007

"Subscribers to Verizon's high-powered fiber-optic Internet service (FiOS) are reporting that when they mistype a Web site address, they get redirected to Verizon's own search engi…

Inheritance and loss? A brief survey of Google Books
September 4, 2007

The Google Books Project has drawn a great deal of attention, offering the prospect of the library of the future and rendering many other library and digitizing projects apparently superfluous. T…

In Google We Trust: Users' Decisions on Rank, Position, and Relevance
August 31, 2007

An eye tracking experiment revealed that college student users have substantial trust in Google's ability to rank results by their true relevance to the query. When the participants selected…

How search engines rate on privacy
August 16, 2007

"In the last few months, the search engine business has experienced its own version of cutthroat competition: a privacy policy war, with Google, Ask.com and Microsoft vying to outdo one anot…

Enhancing Search and Browse Using Automated Clustering of Subject Metadata
August 9, 2007

The Web puzzle of online information resources often hinders end-users from effective and efficient access to these resources. Clustering resources into appropriate subject-based groupings may he…

Is It OK that Google Owns Us?
June 18, 2007

The author outlines the issue of Google collecting private data. She provides a list of data that Google collects and retains and the technologies through which the company gets it. …

What open access research can do for Wikipedia
January 1, 2007

This study examines the degree to which Wikipedia entries cite or reference research and scholarship, and whether that research and scholarship is generally available to readers. Working on the ass…