New article published in Cybermetrics

Isidro F. Aguillo isidro at CINDOC.CSIC.ES
Mon May 22 10:18:25 EDT 2000

Dear colleagues:

A new article has just been published in the ejournal Cybermetrics:

How to hold a Virtual Library Active?
by Bruno Mannina and Luc Quoniam
bruno at; quoniam at

Cybermetrics, Vol. 4 (2000). Issue 1. Paper 1

During these past five years, the Internet phenomenon has been marked by
a tremendous growth of users as well as the amount of available
information. Since then, Internet has been inevitable for the
information specialists and the network of networks has many advantages:
a lower cost medium of communication, user-friendly, a world wide means
of communication and exchange and mostly an open way of providing
dynamically information to all. Because of its very different nature,
searching information on the Internet becomes ever more harder. The user
has to be familiar with index search, in order to find the right
information. But the unbelievable growth of information sources
available on the Internet makes these tools more and more inefficient.
Actually, a new generation of index search has sprung off. These tools
relieve the user of the repetitive commands associated with online
browsing. These tools are called «Intelligent Agent». We propose in this
article how can we use an intelligent agent to create and to hold a
virtual library active.

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