ABS: Koehler, Classifying Web sites and Web pages
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AU Koehler, WC
TI Classifying Web sites and Web pages: the use of metrics and URL
characteristics as markers
SO JOURNAL OF LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
PU BOWKER-SAUR LTD
C1 Univ Oklahoma, Sch Lib & Informat Studies, 401 W Brooks, Room
120, Norman, OK 73019 USA.
Univ Oklahoma, Sch Lib & Informat Studies, Norman, OK 73019 USA.
ID WORLD-WIDE-WEB; INFORMATION; CYBERSPACE; LIBRARIES
AB Points to the way in which computer scientists and librarians
working with the World Wide Web are turning to traditional
library and information science techniques, such as cataloguing
and classification, to bring order to the chaos of the Web.
Explores cataloguing opportunities offered by the ephemeral
nature of materials on the Web and examines several of the
latter's unique characteristics. Suggests the coupling of
automated filtering and measuring to the Web record cataloguing
process, with particular reference to the ephemeral nature of
Web documents and the ability to measure Uniform Resource
Locator (URL) and Web document characteristics and migrate them
to catalogue records using automated procedures. Reports
results of an ongoing longitudinal study of 361 randomly
selected Web pages and their Web sites, the data being
collected weekly using the Flashsite 1.01 software package.
Four basic approaches to ordering; information on the Web were
studied: postcoordinate keyword and full-text indexes;
application of both precoordinate and postcoordinate filters or
identifiers to the native document by either authors or
indexers; use of thesauri and other classification schemes; and
bibliometric techniques employing mapping of hypertext links
and other citation systems. Concludes that off-the-shelf
technology exists that allows the monitoring of Web sites and
Web pages to 'measure' Web page and Web site characteristics,
to process quantified changes, and to write those changes to
bibliographic records. Capturing semantic or meaningful change
is more complex, but these can be approximated using existing
JI J. Libr. Inf. Sci.
PI E GRINSTEAD
RP Koehler WC
Univ Oklahoma, Sch Lib & Informat Studies, 401 W Brooks, Room 120, Norman, OK 73019 USA.
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