Friday, June 16, 2006

Library Student Journal

Library Student Journal is a peer-reviewed student publication of the University at Buffalo, School of Informatics and Department of Library and Information Studies. This is a open access journal and the editorial team introduces their goal as follows:
“Library Student Journal (LSJ) seeks to publish the best student papers from Library and Information Science (LIS) students worldwide and to serve as a forum for discussion of LIS education and training, career paths and future trends.”

Thursday, June 15, 2006

ACRL Information Literacy

There are thousands websites about information literacy, however, ACRL Information Literacy site seems very interesting to me because it offers useful resources for both people who are new in information literacy and those who are expert in this area.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Internet Detective

Internet Detective is a free online tutorial designed to help students to develop the critical thinking required for their Internet research.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Weblog Usability

Jakob Nielsen has discussed the issue of "weblog usability" in a succinct and efficient way. In his website he has a webpage “Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes” in which he identifies the following points as top ten mistakes that bloggers should avoid to enhance the usability of their weblogs. In terms of Nielsen’s webpage these mistakes are:

"No Author Biographies, (2) No Author Photo, (3) Nondescript Posting Titles, (4) Links Don't Say Where They Go, (5) Classic Hits are Buried, (6) The Calendar is the Only Navigation, (7) Irregular Publishing Frequency, (8) Mixing Topics, (9) Forgetting That You Write for Your Future Boss, and (10) Having a Domain Name Owned by a Weblog Service."

You can read the whole story about the usability of weblogs in Nielsen's website. He also has written “Top Ten Web Design Mistakes”.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


This is just a quick link to DLIST, Digital Library of Information Science and Technology. The organizers of this digital library introduce it as follows:

"A cross-institutional, subject-based, open access digital archive for the Information Sciences, including Archives and Records Management, Library and Information Science, Information Systems, Museum Informatics, and other critical information infrastructures"

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Informed Web Searcher

The Informed Web Searcher: Advanced Information Strategies is a workshop which is run by InfusionS. I am not able to attend the workshop but I’ll write about it here because its theme is directly related to my research area. The workshop would be useful for people who want to learn more about searching the web and related skills.
Based on their website the workshop has been designed to achieve the following goals:

“developing advanced information retrieval skills applicable across the range of information services; comparing and contrasting variety of search engines, tools and techniques; searching for specific types of information , and using specialised search engines; what is the Deep Web, and strategies for accessing information; techniques for validating information on the Internet, detecting misinformation, spoofs etc; tracking down pages that have disappeared; latest developments in search engines, tools and techniques; awareness of relevant legal and ethical issues."

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Journal of Web Librarianship

A brand new international and peer-reviewed journal in the LIS area has been launched on the web recently. The journal which is called “The Journal of Web Librarianship” and is introduced on its website as follows:

“The Journal of Web Librarianship publishes material related to all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals in the Web environment. The Journal of Web Librarianship strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications about relevant topics in web librarianship.”