Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Cool new search tool for OA News!

Open Access News now features a cool new search tool! This works much better than the previous search tool.

Try it out, from the right-hand side of Open Access News. To find the URL for some of Peter's Newsletter features, try a search for newsletter and the topic. For example, "newsletter quality" brings up Peter's feature in the October Newsletter at the very top; "newsletter funding agencies" brings up Peter's feature from August listing the 10 key things to consider when examining funding agency policies.

This is useful for much more than Peter's own works, of course - it works pretty well for a search tool for my blogposts about open access, too - I can use this search to find all of Peter's reference to my Dramatic Growth of Open Access series!

Try a search for "OA Librarian" - not all the references are to our blog here...but they're all pretty interesting!

Peter built this tool using Google Custom Search; for details, see Open Access News.

Thanks Peter - this will help us all get more organized!

This post reflects my personal opinion only and does not represent the opinions or policy of the BC Electronic Library Network or the Simon Fraser University Library.

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