Google Scholar

Neil Jones neil at
Wed Nov 17 08:52:52 EST 2004

On Tuesday 30 November 2004 15:22, warrena at wrote:
> Hi All,
> If you are not familar with "Google Scholar" check it out (search the names
> of some of your favorite taxa or researchers):
> This has huge potential.  I think our society would want abstracts of our
> publications available to Google Scholar.  Any recommendations on how this
> could be done, or who among us should contact the google folks?
> I did a search of "Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society," and only 27
> matches were found.  In contrast, (since they are online), the "Journal of
> Research on the Lepidoptera" gave 298 results.
> Let's get in there!
> Andy
> PS- sorry if you got more than 1 copy of this message; I tried sending it
> earlier but it did not go through.

I have been studying the workings of Google for sometime. 
The company has a policy of employing very smart people. Unline certain 
computer companies I could name who put more emphasis on the way people 
dress. Their algorithms are very clever. 

I found Scholar just after is was launched and while it is still in Beta it is 
very effective and useful.

I strongly expect that it will find content if it is out there. This is how 
the main engine works. You do not have to submit he content.
I think that there is little from the Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society
because the content isn't online wherer as the other journal is.

Neil Jones- Neil at
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
National Nature Reserve.


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