ERIC Number: EJ684001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
When Every Search Engine Knows Your Name. Online Treasures
Balas, Janet L.
Computers in Libraries, v25 n2 p33-35 Feb 2005
This article explores personalized search technologies showing that various vendors are trying a variety of approaches. Brief descriptions are given of some of beta projects in effort to assist librarians seeking to offer services that meet their patrons' individual needs by exploring how personal search technologies are being used on the Web in general, as well as how they can use these technologies to make remote patrons feel as welcome on library Web sites as patrons do in libraries. The following topics are covered: (1) Beta TestersWanted; (2) Personalized Search, Courtesy of MyJeeves; (3) Better Search Results with Social Networking; and (4) Which Approach Is Best. Within these topic areas the following resources are discussed: MyLibrary; SearchEngineWatch; Google Local; Google Scholar; Google Personalized Search; My Yahoo! Search; Ask Jeeves--Ask.com; A9.com Home Page; Why use A9.com?; MSN Sandbox; Eurekster Search; and The Science Behind Eurekster.
Descriptors: Information Systems, Search Engines, Public Libraries, Library Services, Online Searching, Internet, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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