From the Disruptive Library Technology Jester, certain libraries are providing Google Books with anonymized circulation data to feed into their relevance ranking algorithm.  I would love to know which libraries are providing this data.  Anyone?


2 Responses to “Google Books Getting Circulation Data from Partner Libraries”

  1. Peter Murray

    I don’t know. It was mentioned in the course of the ALCTS presentation, but I don’t think there was a follow-up question as to who was providing it. I assume it is one or more of the Google Book Search Library program…

  2. David Weinberger

    This is just one more reason why libraries ought to have a place that _they_ own where they can pool their metadata. Yes, we’re working on it :)