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Garofalakis, John; Kappos, Panagiotis; Makris, Christos – Internet Research, 2002
Considers the problem of improving the performance of Web access by proposing a reconstruction of the internal link structure of a Web site to match quality of the pages with popularity of the pages. Provides a set of simple algorithms for local reorganization of a Web site, which results in improving users' access to quality pages in an easy and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer System Design, Electronic Text, Hypermedia
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Mateos, Maria Buenadicha; Mera, Antonio Chamorro; Gonzalez, Francisco Javier Miranda; Lopez, Oscar Rodrigo Gonzalez – Internet Research, 2001
This paper provides an original Web Assessment Index that focuses on accessibility, speed, navigability, and content. Explains the scoring mechanism, applies the index to assess Web sites of all Spanish universities, and suggests future research. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Content Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
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Rowley, Jennifer – Internet Research, 2000
Using trial searches for three best-selling books, this study examined the search facilities offered by shopping bots, which support consumers with the product search and identification stage in e-shopping. Findings indicate that effectiveness of bots not only depends upon search facilities but also upon product coverage, and other added value…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Oriented Programs, Internet, Online Searching
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Jimba, Samuel Wodi; Atinmo, Morayo Ibironke – Internet Research, 2000
Examines the relationship between accessibility to information technology and research publications among users of agricultural libraries in Nigeria. Discusses results of a questionnaire that investigated the use of electronic information resources and considers the effects of information technology and globalization on the economies of developing…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Developing Nations, Economic Factors
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Thelwall, Mike – Internet Research, 2000
Reports on a survey of 60,087 commercial worldwide Web sites that investigated their design and rate of search engine registration. Discusses the need to register sites with search engines to make them more accessible to potential customers and recommends the use of HTML META tags for proper indexing. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Indexing, Surveys, World Wide Web
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Alanko, Timo; Kojo, Markku; Liljeberg, Mika; Raatikainen, Kimmo – Internet Research, 1999
Provides an overview of problems related to wireless mobility, specifically the use of cellular telephones to access remote information stores, such as the Internet, and computing services. Presents a new software architecture and discusses a new paradigm for designing mobile-distributed applications based on a mediator, a distributed intelligent…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Internet
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Keenan, Thomas P.; Trotter, David Mitchell – Internet Research, 1999
Examines the changing role of community network associations or freenets in providing Internet access by examining the case of the Calgary Community Network Association (CCNA) in Alberta, Canada. Discusses the withdrawal of states from the telecommunications field, priorities of the Canadian government, and the role of the private sector.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Change, Community Services, Foreign Countries
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Kingsley, Paul; Anderson, Terry – Internet Research, 1998
Describes a study conducted at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) that examined reasons for defecting from Internet access. Topics include availability through institutional access; subject differences; e-mail and critical mass; information rich versus information poor; and suggestions for further research. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Internet Research, 1996
Electronic ground was broken in 1995 with the development of the completely Internet-based bank Security First Network Bank. This article discusses the need for developing online services, outlines the reasons for the formation of an Internet-based bank and argues that to remain competitive financial services providers must provide easier customer…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Banking, Competition, Financial Services
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Marshall, Ian M.; Logan, Graham; Callison, Richard; Dobson, Malcolm – Internet Research, 1996
TayNet is a local service provider established to support the development of businesses in Tayside (Scotland) by providing local access to the Internet. This article discusses the network's hardware and software components, evaluates the pilot phase, provides performance and connection statistics for 45 audit participants, and describes technical…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Business, Computer Networks, Foreign Countries
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Thapisa, A. P. N. – Internet Research, 1996
Developing regions, like Africa, may miss the information revolution because they lack national information infrastructures and the knowledge and skills required to provide relevant content. This article discusses the assumption that all nations will have an information infrastructure, describes "Fidonet," Africa's low-tech alternative…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Developing Nations, Global Approach, Information Services
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McClure, Ben – Internet Research, 1996
Although broadband Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) can deliver much greater amounts of information than narrow-band Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN), in reality bottlenecks place severe constraints on its performance. This article discusses shortfalls in Internet services, technology and user behavior, and describes efforts in the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Information Services, Information Technology
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Artz, John M. – Internet Research, 1996
Explains that a corporate Web application is a corporate information system that uses World Wide Web technology to provide access to a variety of corporate information resources for internal and external users in geographically distributed locations. Top-down development is explained, and design requirements are discussed. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Corporations, Design Requirements, Information Management
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Fojt, Martin – Internet Research, 1996
Describes how one company has maximized the potential of the Internet for its own benefit by using and supplying the World Wide Web to identify the information their customers needed. Improved information delivery, improved access, and future possibilities are discussed. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Futures (of Society), Information Dissemination, Information Needs
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Burgin, Robert – Internet Research, 1996
Because North Carolina's telecommunications services have been unable to provide cost-effective, statewide dial-access service to public libraries, the state library has had to identify a suitable alternative for public library network access. This article outlines the state library's efforts to provide access to the Internet and to electronic…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cost Effectiveness, Information Networks, Internet
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