Ralph, Ted, et al. --
      It might be better to think of a library's information discovery 
space as a "decentered" universe, especially for research 
libraries.  Depending on the research question, the discipline, and the 
individual researcher, the primary information discovery tool may differ.

-- Jim

At 05:09 PM 5/2/2006, you wrote:
>... i'm not sure where the center of the "online information discovery" 
>universe/google/solar system is -- maybe google, but i heard that 
>microsoft is about to try and bump google. however, i've never considered 
>a library catalog (whatever format) to be the center of anything other 
>than a library ...
>A. Ralph Papakhian, Indiana University Music Library
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