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KWIC and Dirty? Human Cognition and the Claims of Full-Text Searching
January 1, 2006

Over the last several years, full-text searching of large text corpora has placed an extraordinarily powerful tool in the hands of humanities students and scholars. Use of these corpora is now ente…

Finding Information on the Free World Wide Web: A Speciality Meta-search Engine for the Academic Community
January 1, 2005

The Web is continuing to grow rapidly and search engine technologies are evolving fast. Despite these developments, some problems still remain, mainly, difficulties in finding relevant, dependable …

Privacy Fears Hit Google Search
January 1, 2006

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is warning users about what it says are privacy concerns with Google's new Desktop Search application. The tool indexes files from a computer, allowing…

Google Cache Not a Breach of Copyright
January 1, 2006

"A US district court has ruled that Google's cache feature, which allows users to access snapshots of web pages taken when they were viewed by Google robots, does not breach copyright in …

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources
January 1, 2005

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources (2005) summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences. The Perceptions report provides the findings …

Does Google Library Violate Copyright?
January 1, 2005

The author compares the two components of Google Print (Google Library and Google Publisher) and then explores the case both for and against the Authors Guild's lawsuit against Google Library.…

Efficient Process or “Chilling Effects”? Takedown Notices Under Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Summary Report
January 1, 2005

"This is a summary report of findings from a study of takedown notices under Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.[1] Section 512 grants safe harbor from secondary copyright lia…

Microsoft Scans British Library
January 1, 2005

As part of its recently announced involvement with the Open Content Alliance (OCA), Microsoft will scan 100,000 books from the British Library, adding about 25 million pages of text to an online …

Defending Google's Licence to Print
January 1, 2005

"Google's plan to create an index of millions of books has got them into legal trouble, but technology analyst Bill Thompson thinks they should press on despite the lawsuits." …

Authors Guild Sues Google Over Library Project
January 1, 2005

The latest challenge to Google's Print Library Project has come in the form of a lawsuit from the Authors Guild. Since Google announced its initiative to scan millions of books in several acad…