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Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access

This is the title of a new cross-industry white paper from the e-Data Quality Working Group in the States. It stresses that – as library users conduct an increasing number of information searches online without the help of a librarian – discovery and access systems play an important role in helping users sift through an increasingly […]

Bookmarks for Information Retrieval Workshops 2014

Whenever Gretchen and I present a workshop on web-based information retrieval, we prepare a set of bookmarks/favorites recording the sites we are using. If you would like to make use of these bookmark files, there a file accessible from the “Downloads” page of the Knowledge Leadership Associates website. The file is an “Introductory” level set: it contains […]

Published Guide to free e-books

The UK eInformation Group (UKeiG) – a special interest group of CILIP – has just published The 2011 Guide to Free or Nearly-Free e-Books – a 177-page annotated guide by Chris Armstrong (a KLA trainer). The guide lists over 230 sites offering either single titles or collections of titles, search engines and gateways for e-books. Each site […]

The Web: getting deeper and more invisible

The view of the World Wide Web provided by general search engines, such as Google, is very limited. A recent study suggests that the “surface” Web (accessed by general search engines) consists of about 167 terabytes of information, whilst the “Deep” web holds about 91 000 terabytes. Special services have been developed to explore the Deep Web. Find out more . . .