Sunday, October 21, 2007

Week 6: Searching, searching ...

What did I find when I searched, Connotea, CiteULike, Murdoch Library catalogue, Google, dogpile, zuula and kartoo? Well, each site search retrieved different numbers of sites (I searched for 'libraries'). Kartoo was the only one that looked at very different as it presented the results visually. I guess any search on a 'tag' will only retrieve what has also been tagged with that tag. So 'libraries' will find x sites, while 'library' will find y sites and 'librarian' will find z sites. So a controlled vocab (taxonomy) will find relevant results, once you know what the taxonomic terms are. I do like I've added some links to my site.

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