ReferenceEXTRACT, The New Search Engine Build By Librarians

Librarians are building a search engine worldwide called ReferenceEXTRACT? At least this is what OCLC and the library schools of Syracuse University and the University of Washington want to do. They have even found a sponsor: the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which gave them a $100,000 grant to start the project.

With ReferenceEXTRACT

users will enter a search term and get results weighted towards sites most often referred to by librarians at institutions such as the Library of Congress, the University of Washington, the State of Maryland, and over 1,400 libraries worldwide

This is an excellent idea, but the success of enterprises usually is not in the idea but in the execution process. Let's see how far the founders of the new librarian search engine will go. Library Journal has more information.

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