Bailey Library via Google Scholar & Academic Live Search

The Bailey Library has brought its information resources to where some of our wandering users might find themselves on the web, Google Scholar and Academic Live Search, both pilot projects undertaken by Google and Microsoft respectively.

When users happen to choose Google Scholar as a search engine for academic resources, the search result will include both books and electronic journal articles. Users can then query if the Bailey Library holds a particular book, or they can access electronic articles licensed by the Library after authentication. If Academic Live Search is their preference, users will also be able to access our electronic articles in a similar manner by using that search engine.

This seamless access to Bailey Library’s information resources via Google Scholar and Academic Live Search is made possible by the Library’s profiling with both companies along with Serials Solutions, a provider of OpenURL linking services.

UM Vice Provost for Academic Information

John L. King, Dean of the School of Information (SI), formerly School of Information & Library Science (SILS) at the University of Michigan (UM), has been appointed to be the Vice Provost for Academic Information as of June 1, 2006.

The School of Information and its predecessor, SILS, have been responsible for educating innumerable information professionals in: librarianship; archives management; human-computer interaction; and information economics, management and policy.

In his new role, Dr. King will be involved in the governance of UM’s information technology and digital media operations, as well as developing research, education, and community service applications in association with University Libraries.

Before joining UM-SI, Dr. King served as the University Librarian at the University of California at Irvine.

See UM’s official announcement of the appointment.