Google Answers v. Librarians

There seems to be brouhaha a brewing between Librarians in favor of Google Answers and those who are not:

Jay writes in response to two of my recent posts: “It seems to me that the best way to promote librarians is to work with Google and expand the Google Answers program. Many people don’t know about Google Answers and the services seems ill defined. But a good start.”

Promoting Google Answers isn’t a good start for librarians. Google Answers competes directly with librarians and libraries and the services they provide. (Yes, some librarians work for Google Answers, but that’s a different discussion.)

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