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14. Storing & Retrieving Information

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) During and after the information searching you will enter into another area of problems – the personal information management. How should you store that which you have…

13. Other Information Sources

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) Facts services You might use the term facts services for the type of Web sites that function as encyclopaedias. These are not search services in the common…

12. Databases

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) What is a database? From the user perspective a database is oft en a large amount of information, collected in a closed system. As a user…

11. The Invisible Web

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) The Invisible Web is hard to define. Several similar concepts are used for its designation. The Invisible Web was coined by a researcher in 1994 for…

10. The Search Services & the Market

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) Are the search services media companies or technique companies? Links as commodities Links constitute a big commodity and can be said to be of three different…

9. Assessment and Source Criticism

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) Several problems present themselves when searching on the Net. One that is becoming increasingly bigger is information overload; you become overloaded with information and perhaps you…

8. Search Technique

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) Good and bad search words When you use search engines the distillation of good search words often constitutes the key to a successful search. Words that…

7. Search Strategies

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) Different types of information seeking There are many types of information seeking. It could concern: Hunting for specific information, perhaps a single fact. Collecting of information…

Findability thesis online

My PhD thesis with the title Navigation, findability and the usage of cultural heritage on the web: an exploratory study is available online: University of Copenhagen Lund University [Publications] My Dropbox The abstract in English is followed by an abstract in…

Sökmotorers uppbyggnad

[Följande text och bild bygger på: Langville, A. N., & Meyer, C. D. (2006). Google’s PageRank and beyond: The science of search engine rankings. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. Den är en fördjupning av avsnittet “Hur fungerar en sökmotor?”  i…