With a title like “Beyond Google and Evil,” you’ve got to think this is either an interesting guest talk coming to SI or a description of some place you might not want to stop for gas. Fortunately, this is the next event of the IPOL Speaker Series and it features attorney Chris Hoofnagle, director of information privacy programs and senior fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Samuelson Clinic. The talk will be from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 in the Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall.
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John L. King, SI professor and U-M vice provost for academic information, is quoted in an article in the February 20 Chronicle of Higher Education on the move by many universities to bring in commercial vendors — particularly Google — to help them make huge sets of Web-based documents accessible, sets that are growing exponentially in size.
Increasingly, much of a university’s institutional memory is captured in Web-based formats. Google and a limited number of specialized vendors sell servers and tools universities can use to search this content. King notes that Google has little real competition in this field within the higher education market: “It’s a very specialized business,” he says. “It’s a low-energy-cost path if you don’t want to do it yourself, and I’m not sure many universities are trying to out-Google Google.”