Google Misses Again on Librarian PR
How many blogs, Librarian Center's, and 'special newsletters' does it take for Google to sway the Librarian masses? Unfortunately, not very much. Despite being one of the largest groups of blogging professionals, you'll usually find us rah-rah'ing each and every Google product rollout.
As I've said before, we're an easy linkbait target. Microsoft did it with the Ms. Dewey search engine, and now Google's buying in. Our profession has a long tradition of critical thought for information products. It's too bad we don't extend that same level of critique to everyone.
This is seriously getting ridiculous. If Librarians as a community would simply hold their professional standards, the Google's of the world wouldn't be getting a free ride. And they just might think harder next time; before extending that 'hair-in-a-bun', leather bound monograph clipart our way.
Update: This story has hit TechMeme. Looks like our law library friend Lo-Fi is getting some big traffic today!