Showing posts from September, 2006

ITNG 2007

The International Conference on Information Technology- New Generations (ITNG) is going to take place from 2 to 4 April 2007, in Las Vegas. For more information see this link.


One of my papers came out recently. The bibliographic information is as follows:

Mansourian, Y. (2006). "Adoption of grounded theory in LIS research". New Library World. Vol. 107 No. 9/10, pp. 386-402.

The paper is available on the Emerald.

For Today

I just post this entry to remember today. Today was a great day. Thanks God and thank to everyone who helped me in this long and challenging way.

Cognitive Invisibility

My supervisor and I have published a paper based on the findings of the first phase of my PhD research. The bibliographic information of the paper is:

Ford, N. and Mansourian, Y. (2006). “The invisible web: an empirical study of ‘cognitive invisibility’”. Journal of Documentation, Vol. 62 No. 5, pp. 584-596.

You can see the full-text of the paper in Emerald site.

New Issue of EBLIP

The new issue of EBLIP is available here. Their website introduces the journals and its scope as follows:
“EBLIP is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services … the purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice.”

IRCE 2006

This year’s Iranian Researchers Conference in Europe (IRCE 2006) will take place in different parts of the Europe mainly in the UK. According to the website, the conference aims to “gather Iranian researchers from different scientific backgrounds worldwide to exchange knowledge and expertise, to network and to forge links between international experts from scientific institutions inside and outside Europe.”
I also have a presentation in the IT and computing section of the conference which will be delivered at the University of Salford.
The abstract of my paper, ‘Web Literacy: An Indispensable Component of Information Competency’, is available. This presentation explores the concept of Web Literacy and explains why we need to consider it separately from broader concepts such as Information Literacy.

New Issue of First Monday

The new issue of First Monday is now available at this link.

Getting in Deep

This link can be useful as an introduction to the meaning of the invisible web and the deep web for the new visitors of the weblog. The article is called ‘Getting in Deep: Finding the Deep Web When You Need It’ and has been written by Jamie McKenzie.

Social Search

The new service by Yahoo called Yahoo answer is called 'Social Search' by some people. I would call it ‘Collaborative Search’. I had a look at it today and I found it fascinating. However, this service is still in its infancy days and the quality of answers is not as good as it could be. Nevertheless, this is fantastic when we see how the communication aspect of the web is changing everything including the way that people seek and supply information.

For the New Visitors

Sometimes I think about those readers who stumble across this weblog for the first time and do not know about the definition of the invisible web. They might find the contents of the weblog somehow confusion and not sure what I am talking about in this corner of the cyberspace. Actually, I need to add my understanding of the invisible web as a specific and visible part of the weblog for the new visitors. Meanwhile that I am developing that section please have a look at this address. Of course, my view about the invisible web in some way differs from what you will find in Black Holes in Cyberspace. However, until I add the section this link and similar ones do the job.