Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.
It’s a race among vendors, and it’s going to cost your institution a lot of money to help people better search your library. But, is Google search “just as good”? A look at how libraries are looking ahead, and an admission that Google is easy and works well: “‘I kind of hate to say it, since I am a librarian,’ one interviewee says. ‘We pay a lot of money for discovery tools. And then I go off and just use Google Scholar.’"