Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Open WorldCat Pilot Project : Yahoo beat Google by far

Goal of the project : Make libraries more visible to Web users and more accessible from the sites where many people begin to look for information.

WorldCat project from the OCLC(Online Computer Library Center) is to envolve search engines to crawl the database of WorldCat to make it easier to find where, on the 9,000 libraries Worlwide, you can find your book with a simple query in a search engine.

The project start with Google at the beginning of the year and with Yahoo in may.

Google results : Less than 300,000 library records today from near 500,000 in the 8 of july ???

Yahoo results : Yahoo have 4 millions records and give to your book title search a better position in the ranking compare to Google.

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