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Subject: Re: Stabs in the . . . Internet searching
From: Kathy Sinclair <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 14 Nov 2001 10:56:33 +1000

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Another idea is to make use of web portals and aggregated sites, which
often gather relevant or related links and information together.  Some
portals or sites that you might find interesting for records management and
archives are:

UNESCO Archives portal


Records and Information Management Resource List

Digital preservation


Kathy Sinclair
VERS Project Manager
Public Record Office Victoria

Debbie Sharpe <[log in to unmask]>@[log in to unmask]> on 14/11/2001
09:30:38 AM

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Subject:  Re: Stabs in the . . .  Internet searching

I agree Glen. I have even included the value of searching the Net for
information in motivational talks I have given to students. Look in the
right places and one can find entire courses on topics - there for the
learning. My contribution - try another search engine if a particular one
does not yield desired results. The difference in results may surprise you.

Debbie Sharpe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Sanders" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: Stabs in the . . . Internet searching

> Note I've changed the subject line so we can continue what I think is a
> worthwhile part of a thread that's had severe topic drift. As a group we
> aren't very good at subject descriptors!
> Peter as usual has identified a couple of key issues, and for me, the
> ability to find info outside of the in-house RM system is absolutely
> crucial. As RMers we are part of the ill-defined set of systems, software
> and cultures that are sometimes called KM. If our customers want some
> information, we should help them as much as possible. It is only limited
> help to say "we've nothing in the RM system, why not try the library, or
> go ask Fred". I mean, the whole thrust of customer relationship
> is the one stop shop.
> So I think all of us need to polish up our Internet search skills as a
> matter of routine professionalism. Those like me who acknowledge a
> beginning in the library world can pull out our old lecture notes on
> Boolean searching. Get onto Google, AltaVista etc and read all the help
> pages on advanced searching. Ask a librarian!
> It doesn't have to be rocket science. My little brain can't handle more
> than a couple of sets of nested brackets, and I've NEVER understood
> exclusive OR's. But it's pretty easy to whittle 167,000 hits down to a
> hundred with some careful NOT's, or by changing a multiple word search
> into a phrase search. It really helps to understand, from the help pages,
> how google and others index web pages.
> Certainly understanding all this helps when you want to suggest
> improvements to your RM or EDM system vendor.
> I expect all my senior team to be able to search the internet better than
> I can (they are younger than me). I don't even ask the question at
> interviews any more - maybe I should.
> Cheers
> Glenn
> These views are mine alone. They may or may not be those of any previous
> or present employers or clients. I don't know. If I'd asked and they'd
> agreed, I would have signed it "Bloggs and Co and Glenn". Or whatever.
> I haven't, so I didn't.
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