ERIC Number: EJ625244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Evaluating Internet Resources: Identity, Affiliation, and Cognitive Authority in a Networked World.
Fritch, John W.; Cromwell, Robert L.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v52 n6 p499-507 Apr 2001
Traditional methods of authority present in a print environment are lacking on the Internet, and, even when occasionally present, are of questionable veracity. A formal model and evaluative criteria are suggested and explained to provide a means for accurately ascribing cognitive authority in a networked environment; the model is unique in its representation of overt and covert affiliations as a mechanism for ascribing proper authority to Internet information. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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