ERIC Number: ED441464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Southeast Asian Subject Gateways: Examination of Their Classification Practices.
This paper discusses access to information about Southeast Asia on the Internet. The first section summarizes problems with the major Internet search engines and directories. Three broad categories of solutions to improve Internet searching and retrieval are suggested in the second section: (1) efforts to assist end users to use the search engines more effectively; (2) efforts to improve the capabilities and functionalities of search engines; and (3) use of metadata and subject/information gateways. The third section lists advantages of using classification schemes to aid information retrieval in a network environment. Internet use in Southeast Asia is described in the next section. The final section presents case studies of Southeast Asian subject gateways, including: gateways created outside the region; gateways created by commercial organizations; and gateways created by Southeast Asian libraries. (Contains 21 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Case Studies, Classification, Foreign Countries, Gateway Systems, Information Retrieval, Metadata, Search Strategies, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/011-117e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia