Ammy Vogtlander
Finding Scholarly Content in the Age of Web Search

The emergence of the Internet and Web Search have dramatically changed the environment in which researchers and students operate. Companies, institutes, organisations and individuals alike put in immense efforts to make their information available online, often for different reasons. As a result, the number of information sources has exploded. With searching overtaking browsing as a means to access information, it becomes increasingly important to ensure credible and unbiased scholarly content remains visible and easily distinguishable. For publishers, being found and recognised as a trustworthy source is as important, if not more important, as being online. How can we ensure students, professionals and scientists will continue to find the information that is appropriate for their work or research? What role do the different parties (librarians, publishers and search engines) play now and in the future? This presentation explores these complex questions.

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