Google launched a Spanish-language version of Google Scholar, called Google Académico’, reports Dirson. This gives a place for important academic papers published in Spanish. Google is inviting editors and librarians to participate, since, if they sell their papers online, this is a damn easy way to drive traffic while sacrificing nothing.
I wonder if Google’s considering the idea of using its new machine translation to translate the papers, so that English users can take advantage of some great Spanish papers, and vice versa. Collecting the world’s information isn’t enough, if only parts of the world can understand parts of the information.