Life in America: The Reagan Years, A Webography

Webographies: An Abbreviated Annotated Bibliography

Alimohammadi, Dariush.  "Designing Webliographies in an Effective and Simple Manner." 

This paper explains web-based information retrieval as one of the main research interests of information professionals during the last decade, and introduces machine-oriented and human-oriented approaches in the designing process of Internet search tools and concerns with the second approach as a basis for the discussion. Then it defines the concept of webliography as a special type human-edited search tools. It is in fact an enumerative list of hypertext links and a gateway to the scientific sources of information on the Net, whether annotated or not. The existence and development of webliographies on the Net are justified based on a brief literature review. 14 phases of webliography production process are also enumerated step by step and a conclusion is provided finally.

Alimohammadi, Dariush.  "Are Webliographies Still In Use?"  The Electronic Library  22.2(2004): 154-157.

Information retrieval has emerged as one of the most important areas of study in the field of information science during the past decades. Since the invention of the World Wide Web, some solutions have been planned to solve the problem of digital information retrieval, including search engines and Web directories. A webliography is a special type of Web directory and consists of an enumerative list of hypertext links to the scientific sources of information on the Net. According to the last time of updating of the webliographies, this article tries to provide an answer to this question: are webliographies still in use? In order to do this, two searches on webliography and webography made using Google. Among 357 updated and retrieved hits, 303 items have been updated at the second period of webliographies lifetime. It concludes that doing some research projects on webliographies is not only possible, but essential.

Harris, Steven R.  "Webliography: The Process of Building Internet Subject Access." 

The author argues that librarians must take an active role in providing subject access to information on the Internet, but in assuming these new duties, we must also keep in mind that many of the principles that have proved useful for describing traditional library materials will still be of value in the online environment.  Bibliography is one of the most valluable skills we have developed.  Aspects of bibliography which are relelvant to online information resources are discussed, and "webliography" is proposed as an important responsibility for librarians.  In taking up this task, librarians will not only be creating useful products for the user, but they will also be developing knowledge of the particular online literatures that are available, knowledge that will prove useful in providing reference and instructional services to their constituencies.

Franco, Adrienne.  "Gateways to the Internet: Finding Quality Information on the Internet."  Library Trends 52.2(Fall 2003): 228-246.  Web.

Librarians have long sought to select, evaluate, and organize information on the Internet. Efforts began with individual librarians sharing bookmark files of favorite sites and progressed to increasingly large, collaboratively produced general and subject/discipline-specific gateway Web sites or megasites. Megasites list major resources usually in a particular subject area or discipline. Library portals that review, evaluate, and sometimes rate and rank resources grew from some of these Web sites. Both megasites and portals serve as gateways to the Internet. Many portals have developed from relatively small static files into large, dynamically generated databases providing descriptive annotations of selected resources and are increasingly overseen as global projects with formal policies and procedures. Portals now provide increasingly complex and sophisticated browse and search capabilities with a multitude of access points, often including call numbers and subject headings. These are described and compared. Future trends such as increased collaboration among portals; automated location, selection, and cataloging of resources; integration of multiple resource types; and increased access to full-content and virtual library services are also discussed.

Hester, Peter R.  "The Web-Bib Database: Building an Annotated Webliography of Teaching Resources Through Online Collaboration."

All students in the ELD 376 - Teaching Science, Social Studies and the Arts course are asked to collect and annotate
resources which they contribute to an online database called the Webliography-Bibliography (Web-Bib) database. Web-
Bib is a growing online resource for pre-service and in-service teachers, currently containing over 1500 annotated entries.
Research indicates that contributing to a shared resource can engender a sense of online professional community among
users (Hester, 2002). This paper describes the Web-Bib database, examines student feedback on using and improving it,
and discusses the potential impact of Web-Bib on future teachers.

Kotlas, Carolyn.  "Observations of a 'Webliographer.'"  Information Outlook 1.2(Feb. 1997): 38.  Print.

Discusses the advantages of compiling bibliographies on the World Wide Web.  Limitations of traditional bibliography;  impact of Web resources on print resources;  webliographers' action toward user expectations and demands;  difficulties experienced by webliographers;  webliography user benefits.

Marino, Nancy Robinson.  "Webliographies: Much More than Just a Bibliography."  Library Talk 11.2(March/April 1998): 13-14.  Print.

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource.Introduces the webliography project, a method of teaching students to find relevant and useful sources on the World Wide Web. Webliographies as a collection of Internet sites on a particular subject; Ways on how to start a webliography project; Technique in making decisions regarding the usefulness of a Web site. INSETS: How to set up a webliography Web page.;HTML used in the Web page.

Monetti, Valeria Marina, Loredana Randazzo, Antonello Santini, and Gerardo Toraldo.  "Adanced Learning Technology Systems in Mathematics Education."  Studies in Computational Intelligence 273(2010): 225-248.  PDF.

Mathematics education is a very active field of interest, with many journals and books focusing on the large variety of topics involved in such process, whose growing importance is mainly due to the needs of professional skills in the use of effective computational and modelling tools in solving real world problems. In this work we deal with the impact of technologically advanced learning technologies on mathematics education; we also focus on how web based approaches might suggest new paradigms of mathematical learning aimed to face in an effective way the new educational challenges of the modern advanced ICT and Network Society.

Welborn, Victoria and Bryn Kanar.  "Building Websites for Science Literacy."  Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (Winter 2000).  Web. 

Building a webliography on a scientific topic can be a daunting task. This paper seeks to simplify the process by suggesting straightforward guidelines for evaluating and organizing websites. The guidelines are developed from definitions of science literacy and science information literacy and illustrated by a sample webliography and a sample search strategy on the topic of acoustical oceanography.

Woolman, Jessica.  Webliographies for Librarians.  Assignment Completed for LIBR 580: Collection Development, Prof. Ann Curry.  Fall 2007.  Web.

As the amount of information on the web grows exponentially each month, more of the traditional library users are turning to internet sources instead of the library. Library users want information faster, and they want quick and easy access to it. Librarians are already incorporating technology into their services, and evaluating websites for use is simply an extension of traditional collection development.  Libraries are increasingly having to “aggressively explore other means of providing their patrons with required information” (Moyo 2002, 49). Many libraries have developed web portals, subject guides, and webliographies designed to help users. A webliography can be defined as a “list of hypertext links to … sources of information on the internet” (Alimohammadi 2005, 170; Harris 1997, 30). Essentially, webliography is a bibliography of information presented in a web format, such as a webpage on a library site that lists different websites to find information. The process of creating, evaluating, and maintaining a webliography is very similar to the process of selecting regular materials for the library.  Webliographies can be useful for remote library users in that the information is available at any moment, while the library may be closed over the weekend or holiday. Users can quickly access the webliography and use these links to find information. However, it is important that the links provided are useful, reliable, and presented in a helpful manner. The wealth of information on the internet can be daunting, but a webliography can offer a small amount of very specialized information. Ideally, a webliography should supplement existing collections (Walters et. al 1998, 158). At an academic library, subject specialists are ideally suited to create subject based webliographies (Moyo 2002, 51). At a public library, reference librarians may collectively develop webliographies.