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Thursday, May 29, 2008

An April Fool's Day joke taken seriously on library lists

Google Buys OCLC, Announces New Products

Strangely enough, it's an April Fool's post from last year, but I've seen it on both LIBREF-L and MEDLIB-L.

What may have started it is the recent news that:

OCLC and Google to exchange data, link digitized books to WorldCat, which is true.

Anyway, always look at those dates. Many people swallowed it, until the joke was pointed out or they were gently nudged to the date and comments on the ALA blog.

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