Librarians/Researchers Question Reliance on Google

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 11, 2003

The Web, According to Google: “Google has grown so fast that even those who use it religiously have started to worry about the tendency of its huge audience to increasingly regard the site as comprehensive when in reality its compilation of information is anything but…Webmasters are starting to question the opaque rules that Google uses to determine what to index — or not.”
“James Rettig, head librarian of the University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library, noted that “people who use only search engines will miss things” — such as books, which represent most of humankind’s body of knowledge to date.”

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