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Sunday, July 22 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
C1: Searching Legal Opinions: The Google Scholar Approach

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Target Audience: Technical services librarians, public services librarians, information system managers, database managers, library directors

Learning Outcomes:
1) Participants will tour the key features of Google Scholar’s search service for legal opinions and journals.
2) Participants will discover indexing problems with legal collections and the approaches Google Scholar has adopted to solve those problems.

Google Scholar has recently implemented an extensive database of U.S. case law. Legal professionals, law students, and other users can find and read the decisions that govern their lives. Google Scholar is not only used by students, faculty, librarians, and researchers, it is also used by professionals in many large law firms. For the first time, one of the founding engineers of Google Scholar, Dr. Anurag Acharya, will join AALL to share the approaches taken to meet the challenges of legal materials. Dr. Acharya will present Google Scholar’s search service for legal materials, describing and illustrating key features. He will also explain how Google approaches problems specific to indexing legal collections. The program will conclude with a 30-minute question-and-answer session.


Anurag Acharya

Co-creator, Google Scholar
Anurag Acharya is a Distinguished Engineer at Google. He is one of the founders of Google Scholar. Previously, he led the indexing group at Google. He has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon. Prior to joining Google, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park and an assistant professor at the University of... Read More →

Sunday July 22, 2012 3:45pm - 5:00pm
HCC-Room 210

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