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ERIC Number: ED427748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 6
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Making Sense of the World Wide Web: The Application of Library Practice.
Wills, Deborah
The nature of the World Wide Web poses considerable challenges for the scholar or student who wishes to identify and locate Web resources of use to research. In contrast to the Web, the traditional library can be seen as a well-defined and organized physical space. An awareness of the successes, challenges and on-going projects involving library practice can help the non-librarian wishing to make sense of the Web for various purposes. The creator of Web resources may consider standards for metadata such as those developed by the Dublin Core. Web researchers may work cooperatively with librarians who have a long history of managing information resources. While the Web poses particular challenges to users and researchers at all levels, the basic principals of selection, organization, and access, as defined by library practice, continue to prove their relevance and adaptability. This paper focuses on some ways in which traditional library practice provides a methodology for approaching the Web, ranging from methods for organizing and accessing pre-existing resources to methods for enhancing resources at the point of creation. Contains 17 references. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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