By Jeanne Muller

ISBN-10: 1843340550

ISBN-13: 9781843340553

Librarians always behavior searches for his or her buyers and for themselves. but the web and know-how are continuously altering, leading to strain on librarians to maintain updated with how top to take advantage of the net. This advisor deals suggestion on the way to use the web and the way to achieve the knowledge required such a lot successfully. It covers for instance: the way to seek to be able to in attaining the easiest effects (strategies, what to invite and examples) and examining effects (including examples). Importantly, not just does the e-book convey tips to use the net, however it additionally hyperlinks this to ideal customer support - the right way to train your buyers what you recognize and the way to correctly interpret what your buyers want.

  • Helps a librarian bring ideal customer support with confidence
  • Provides functional suggestions and hints
  • Written through a hugely revered and skilled practitioner

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However, the creators then formed their own company in 1996 with the same name and gained their first customer, HotBot, in the middle of that year. Today, Inktomi continues to crawl the Web. com in terms of comprehensiveness, but changes made in the summer of 2002 have made it much more competitive. In March 2003 Yahoo! announced the acquisition of Inktomi Corp. A feature offered on the new website is billed as ‘index freshness’, described as a reflection of the frequency of updates to the search index.

Search method 6: Have a look at what others search for Looking at what others are searching for may be interesting, perhaps entertaining and sometimes even instructive. Metacrawler’s Metaspy4 offers filtered and unfiltered spy software. Google’s Zeitgeist5 lets you see what others are searching for. It analyses search patterns and trends on a monthly, weekly and daily basis. Search method 7: Search for information directly This is the method I use most often. It is also the single most widely used search method and certainly has its advantages.

Searching on the Internet always entails more or less big detours: the skill is to find the ‘fastest detour’. This is ultimately a matter of experience – and creativity. The ‘chaos’ in the web is nobody’s fault – try to be flexible about it! Knowledge of the content should give you the confidence to deal with it. It is in the nature of this technology that there are 29 A Librarian’s Guide to the Internet rapid changes, changes almost every day. It may well be that the examples given in this book will not be accurate by mid2004, or even at the time of going to press.

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