Thursday, December 4, 2008

Reference Extract: Search engine by Librarians

Searching on Internet requires searching skills and more over patience!! There are many search engines available like Google, Yahoo to name few. But the common factor is that the results are not relevant to user’s expectation/need due to the fact that any search engine works mainly on page rank basis instead of reference. This is the technology driven system.

But the librarians are having the essentials skills for classifying, searching which can results in more powerful result oriented search engine. In this connection, Reference Extract is envisioned as a web search engine, like Google, Yahoo and MSN. OCLC and the information schools of Syracuse University and the University of Washington have announced an “effort to explore the creation of a more credible Web search experience” based on librarian input—an effort that might fill a need but also raises questions about timing and scalability.

Unlike other search engines, Reference Extracts will be built for maximum credibility by relying on the expertise and credibility judgments of librarians from around the globe. Users will enter a search term and get results weighted towards sites most often referred to by librarians at institutions such as the Library of Congress, the University of Washington, the State of Maryland, and over 1,400 libraries worldwide.

1 comment:

  1. Good post. I really like the way that you explained.


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