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Singer, Ross – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
There is a growing interest in making available and making sense of the data on the Web and trapped in databases. Rather than a web of unstructured documents, full of information understandable only to humans, there is a movement whose intention is to make these data structured, reusable, machine-readable, and interrelated. This approach to Web…
Descriptors: Redundancy, Documentation, Information Networks, Metadata
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Singer, Ross – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
As the corpus of gray literature grows and the price of serials rises, it becomes increasingly important to explore ways to integrate the free and open Web seamlessly into one's collections. Users, after all, are discovering these materials all the time via sites such as Google Scholar and Scirus or by searching arXiv.org or CiteSeer directly.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Publishing Industry, Information Dissemination
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Singer, Ross – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
As libraries' collections increasingly go digital, so too does their dependence on knowledgebases to access and maintain these electronic holdings. Somewhat different from other library-based knowledge management systems (catalogs, institutional repositories, etc.), the data found in the knowledgebases of link resolvers or electronic resource…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Databases, Management Systems, Participative Decision Making
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Singer, Ross – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Ever since North Carolina State University Libraries launched their Endeca-based OPAC replacement in the beginning of 2006, the library world has been completely obsessed with ditching their old, tired catalog interfaces (and with good reason) for the greener pastures of more sophisticated indexing, more accurate relevance ranking, dust jackets,…
Descriptors: Online Catalogs, Access to Information, Consortia, Library Associations