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Dr Google speaking! How may I help you?


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Presentation at the SAOUG Conference, 4 August 2010, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa

Presentation at the SAOUG Conference, 4 August 2010, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa

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  • New Tweets as they come available ; Discussions on the topic from different websites
  • Use Google Scholar when research a new topic. It will show you the top publishers/journals/databases.
  • Suitable Google Scholar API needs to be first released in order to get a more complete and accurate application. To keep in mind the author result.
  • Amazon to launch 3rd generation Kindle reader
  • New books, useful books for your users; books to purchase in the Library, etc
  • If you don’t have the print in the library; You have distance/part-time students who can benefit of the remote online access
  • Use Google's SafeSearch filter if you don't want to see sites that contain pornography, explicit sexual content, profanity, and other types of hate content in your Google search results.
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    • 1. Dr. Google speaking!
      How may I help you?
      Sciences Librarian, University of Johannesburg
      Tenth Southern African Online Information Meeting CSIR
      4 August 2010
    • 2. Dr. Google Visitation hours: 24/7
      When you get sick, you visit the doctor, so he can help you get better.
      He will perform a check-up, prescribe the right medicine or suggest how to treat the symptoms.
      You will take the prescription to the Pharmacy
      Then you hope the medicine will have a fast effect on you
      You seek out Google to find information on anything that pop-up in your head
      Dr. Google can help you find information about your problem, or give you a “pathfinder” to trace the information.
      Dr. Google offers many ways to cure your needs. Let’s find out which will work.
    • 3. Is Google Making Us Stupid?
      .... Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes. A few Google searches, some quick clicks on hyperlinks, and I’ve got the telltale fact or pithy quote I was after.......
      Nicholas Carr
      SLA Conference, June 2010
    • 4.
    • 5. New Search Interface: May’10 New left-hand navigation menuCleaner-looking logo
      Sub-categories &
      Search tools
    • 6. NEW! Wonder wheel searchVisual representation of a searchSuggest additional Narrowed Topics; Mind Map display
    • 7. NEW! TimelineVisual representation of a search per year of Publication
    • 8.
    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11. NEW! April 2010
      This gadget queries Google Scholar in the same fashion as a web-browser.
      The returned results are initially analysed for the total amount of publications found
    • 12. Prescription Tips:
      Don’t have a book in the Library?
      Your user is desperate?
      Find a solution with Google Books!
      Create My Library!
    • 13.
      • Search for books of interest
      • 14. Log-in to your Google account
      • 15. Create My Google Library
      • 16. Add books to your library
      • 17. Customise with reviews and ratings
      • 18. Share your library with others
    • 19. Emergency Room: Google Books can help your users!
    • 20. Keep-up current with favourite websites, blogs and news
      Web-based aggregator, capable of reading
      Atom and RSS feeds online or offline
      Google Reader Blog:
    • 21.
    • 22. One Portal for Personal & Professional Information
    • 23.
    • 24.
    • 25. World NEWS at a Glance
    • 26.
    • 27. NEW!
      Revamped Image search page
      Display up-to 1000 images on a single scrollable page
      Easy to look more images
      No accompanying text
      Pop-up window for larger quick view, when your mouse is over the image
      Selection options: size, type, colour
      Safe Search to filter the results
    • 28. NEW! June 2010: Google Earth 5.2
      NEW! Street View
    • 29. Google Labs latest ideas and playgroundWhat’s NEW in Googlevile: Android (12); Applications (7)Communications (4); Maps (7); Search (15); Other (7)
    • 30.
    • 31. Transliteration is the process of phonetically converting a word written in one script into another.
      It is the sound of the words that are converted from one alphabet to the other.
    • 32.
    • 33. Follow Finder
    • 34.
    • 35. Dr. Google Further Prescriptions
    • 36. HowMayIHelpyou?
    • 37. The naked ! Breathe in ….. Breathe out   …..  The heart is strong! You will live a long life!
    • 38. Thank you
      Sciences Librarian, University of Johannesburg
      Tel: + 27 11 559-2621
      Find me on:
      LinkedIn; Facebook; Skype; Twitter: ujlibscience;
      Visit the UJ Science Librarian Portal: