Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Joys of Citations: Citation Pearl Growing

Lin, X., & Chan, L.M. (1999). Personalized knowledge organization and access for the Web. Library and Information Science Research, 21 (2), 153-172.

This is a good article because it describes a new technological device called Knowledge Class which integrates information organizing methods and advanced Web technology. For somebody researching how information is organized it may be useful to know some programs used, and this article describes one of those devices quite well.

Schwartz, C. (1998). Web search engines. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 49 (11), 973-982.

This article is useful because it describes search engines in a fair amount of depth. It discusses how information is ranked, how they search for content, and several other aspects of web organization as it related to search engines and how they build up their database.

Lee-Smeltzer, K.H. (2000). Finding the needle: controlled vocabularies, resource discovery, and Dublin Core. Library Collections Acquisitions and Technical Services, 24 (2), 205-215.

This is a useful article because it describes the lack of organization on the Web and compares searching on the Internet to searching for a needle in a haystack. It also provides suggestions which may help to improve searching and organization, including Dublin Core, a new technology that may help improve such a problem.

By: Ryan Broll

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