[LINK] Copyright questions

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Sat Mar 26 21:06:38 AEDT 2011

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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Webb, KerryA
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> Subject: Re: [LINK] Copyright questions
> One Tom Koltai wrote:
> >
> > I quite often leave off URL's when only a uni logon [library 
> > subscription service] will obtain access to the content. I 
> > occasionally point to SSRN or one of the other DOI style pay access 
> > sites, but consider that if I supply the title, the authors and the 
> > publish date of the document sourced, that is usually 
> sufficient for a 
> > bibliography. (This was in fact the only style of citations 
> for over 
> > five hundred years, until the advent of the ubiquitous google Dewey 
> > replacement.)
> >
> Um, what does this last sentence mean?

Um, the use of Google (without their recent US 5th district setback) to
search for content would appear to have supplanted the traditional
method of using the dewey decimal system in a library to find [index and
categorise] what one is looking for. [Their transparent attempt at
masking (walled garden of all written knowledge)intent by referring to
the engine as Google scholar is irrelevent.]

1.   one now can find more literary works faster on Google than any
other traditional library system.
2.   as libraries are now turfing out paper versions, Dewey
indexing/sorting is no longer as ubiquitous a solution to finding
content as is Google.

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