google opac

There was an interesting thread on Web4Lib today about opening up one’s OPAC to the google crawler. Is it good, or could it be considered as spam? If you were searching on google and ran across a library record from a library somewhere across the country where you didn’t have access, would it be annoying? Casey Bisson points out that his experimental OPAC comes up fairly high in a normal google search for certain records. Although I think it is great to make library resources findable, I’d be happier if Open WorldCat records would come up higher in the search results for web searches, because at least Open WorldCat will help someone find a local library that might own a particular book.