December 28, 2007

Google Zeitgeist shows decrease in the search "Library" over the years

Should librarians consider this a disturbing trend in searching for internet resources? Or does this decreasing trend of individuals searching Google on the word "library" mean something else. I think it means that people are using the library for other things than just the traditional checking out of books. With more libraries offering teen services, gaming, online services, etc., many people already have the URL of their local library bookmarked and don't need to search Google for it? Wouldn't that be nice... Hmmm, well, I'm not exactly sure what this trend really means but I do find it interesting. Be sure to go to Google Zeitgeist and see what people are searching for. Makes for interesting discussion!

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps it means that people are just searching for their library by name, ie "rcpl" instead of "Richland County Public Library"? Hmm.