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ERIC Number: EJ888069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Context and Relationships, Past and Present: The Role of Authority in Information Discovery
Adamich, Tom
Knowledge Quest, v38 n3 p66-70 Jan-Feb 2010
This article provides an overview of and rationale for the use of authority in school libraries--from both an historical and current/future perspective. First, the importance of consistent, meaningful authority term context and form is discussed. Then, the exciting, yet challenging, role of authority in today's information world is discussed--using the role of authority in tagging and social networks as a foundation for analysis and debate. A list of some of the information retrieval/evaluation/delivery tasks found in Facebook that could be classified as both Web-based authority and Library 2.0 authority-exchange features is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A