People use Google Translate as a quick solution for travel, business, shopping, communicating with friends and relatives, you name it.
Caption: More than half a billion people worldwide use Google every day to translate more than 143 billion words in more than 100 languages.
When I encounter a data set for which there is little usable information, I use Google to search for additional information on the Internet.
For this article, I designed a very informal online survey aimed at determining how other catalogers use Google in their work and advertised it via several cataloging-related discussion lists, including AUTOCAT (for issues related to cataloging and authority control in libraries), NGC4LIB (Next Generation Catalogs for Libraries, for cataloging and catalog functionality), SERIALST (Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum, for various aspects of serials processing in libraries), OCLC-CAT (for librarians using OCLC's cataloging service), and OLAC-LIST (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers, for catalogers of audiovisual materials).
7) If you DO use Google as a tool to assist you with cataloging, in what ways do you use it?
Responses to these questions indicated that most catalogers who use Google as a cataloging tool use it in much the same way I described earlier.