support scholarly endeavour; ‣ Find a tool or two that you may not have been aware of; ‣ To identify a way or two that you may not have considered using tools that you already were aware of; ‣ Most of all : Inspire and Imagine. ‣ http://wp.me/P40OB7-cI
‣ I generally prefer and advocate Open Source Tools; ‣ But I also use the best tool for the task at hand. ‣ Major Caveat: Tools come, Tools Go. They change constantly and nowhere more so than the Google stable.
Fusion Tables ‣ Google Public Data Explorer ‣ Google NGram Viewer ‣ Google Trends ‣ Google Correlate ‣ Open Refine ‣ Google Docs + ‣ Google Forms ‣ Google Developer ‣ Google Cultural Institute ‣ Google Big Picture Group ‣ Google Apps for Higher Ed ‣ Google Sites
and Presented by Google ‣ Mine massive ordered datasets for related data, matching trends, etc. ‣ Are contributed to/solicited by Google - Limited ‣ Currently: UN, EU, US Census Bureau, Iceland, Ireland CSO but growing
organize the world’s information, Google partnered with hundreds of institutions with a view to hosting the world’s "cultural treasures" online. The Institute aims to preserve the world's cultural creations and make them accessible online now and for future generations. ‣ Context ‣ Partnerships ‣ What are the dangers?
cooperation with libraries and publishers and continues to do so at a reduced rate ‣ +30 Million manuscripts ‣ In 2010 Google estimated that there are 130M unique titles in the world ‣ Initial Partners: ‣ Harvard University, Harvard University Library ‣ University of Michigan, University of Michigan Library ‣ New York Public Library ‣ University of Oxford, Bodleian Library ‣ Stanford University, Stanford University Libraries (SULAIR)
Looks for terms or concepts matching the search pattern demonstrated by the one you enter. ‣ The potential is to correlate related phenomenon ‣ Based only on what Google Indexes and related user interaction