Certainly not the first, but ...
Our London based Partner EPS Ltd. writes in EPS Inside (31-10-2006):
"Last week saw Google unveil its Google Custom Search Engine product. Several search engines have been developed as a result by high profile projects in the STM space. What could these developments mean for publishers?
In the STM space, several high profile players have already launched custom search services, including:
* Liszen: a blog search engine covering 530 library-related blogs;
* OpenDOAR: a search service covering the full-text of material held in open access repositories;
* SHERPA: two services, one covering the full-text of material held in SHERPA Partner repositories, and the other covering the full-text of material held in UK open access repositories;
* ROAR search engine: including open access content from ROAR OAI Sources;
* Google Medicine: covers free evidence-based content on the Web ..."
"For publishers, Google Custom Search Engine could be a blessing and a curse. Smaller publishers will find the service a godsend, enabling them to cheaply create a valuable service for customers, generate revenue generation and build community ...
I can't agree more!
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