Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Veracity on the web

I remember in 1999 when I was going to decide on my MA dissertation in LIS my first choice was developing criteria for evaluation of websites in general and for library websites in particular. I even wrote a paper on this issue seven years ago. It was a new topic in those days and I was very enthusiastic about it. Nevertheless, regretfully I changed my mind and did my master research on users’ satisfaction on computerised facilities on academic libraries. Of course users’ satisfaction also was a very interesting topic to research and I liked the idea and still do. However, I also like the idea of source evaluation on the web because it seems to me a fruitful ground for research. Despite the fact that many papers have been published on this issue and we know much about it, still many web users are not aware of its importance. This site is an example of thousands resources that would be useful to learn about it. The site is one of the early ones that I have seen but still one of the best as well.