Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Poor indexing?

Nick Carr passes on James Evan's argument in a recent issue of Science that the chief advantage of print media is "poor indexing". How bizarre...

Ironically, my research suggests that one of the chief values of print library research is its poor indexing. Poor indexing—indexing by titles and authors, primarily within journals—likely had the unintended consequence of actually helping the integration of science and scholarship. - James Evans in the Britannica Blog