What’s New In Information Research

What’s going on in the field of information science? A free, online journal offers access to some of the highest-quality research by information scholars from around the world.

OK, I admit it — I’m a full-fledged information geek. I thrive on search engines like ResearchIndex, which make it easy to find academic and research papers in the computer science field. I can spend hours trolling through university information studies web sites, looking at course notes, syllabi and so on.

So when I discovered Information Research, an international electronic journal dedicated to information science, I knew I had found a gold mine.

Information Research publishes both refereed papers and working papers in the fields of information science, information management, information systems, information policy and librarianship. It’s been online since 1995, and all back issues are available — for free — on its web site.

The journal is published by Professor Tom Wilson, who is also Editor-in-Chief. There’s also an international editorial board, that’s an impressive who’s-who of information science luminaries.

The current issue has four papers, including an interesting look at Web search: how the Web has changed information retrieval. There are also numerous book reviews, covering both academic and mainstream titles.

Information Research is just one useful resource offered by Dr. Wilson. Be sure to also take a look at these three other interesting compilations:

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NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication’s search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.

Spam blockers may wreak email havoc
CNET May 27 2003 11:15AM GMT
Big Changes for Search Engines
Wired News May 27 2003 9:41AM GMT
Google could be five times faster
ZDNet May 27 2003 9:07AM GMT
Chinese Domain Names Officially Released
Peoples Daily Online May 26 2003 1:48PM GMT
Northern Light Coming Back?
Research Buzz May 26 2003 12:44PM GMT
Geeky Legal Beagles Nail Spammers
Wired News May 26 2003 9:40AM GMT
Stolen PCs phone home
ZDNet May 27 2003 1:08PM GMT
Homepage Usability Deconstructed
WebTalkGuys Radio May 24 2003 9:26AM GMT
Google pulls anti-Dixons adwords
The Register May 23 2003 11:52AM GMT
WIPO cases hit the mark as 5000th dispute received
Demys May 23 2003 10:37AM GMT
Positive signs for online music
BBC May 23 2003 8:12AM GMT
Magic Secret to Google
High Rankings May 23 2003 4:01AM GMT
Chinese Learn True Scope of SARS From the Internet
Online Journalism Review May 23 2003 4:00AM GMT
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