My main research interests currently are information overload, resource discovery, the semantic web, and how access to electronic media (email, news, www, etc.) increases both the access and exposure to information.
If you have a link that you think is relevant in this context, or are researching this area yourself, please drop me a note.
Below is a collection of links to articles, papers, book promotions and projects dealing with this subject from a number of angles. There is also a page pointing to a number of search engines that can (or at one time could) be reached on the Internet.
- Vannevar Bush: As We May Think
- Umberto Eco: A Conversation on Information (interview by Patrick Coppock)
- Søren Kirkegaard: The Present Age (Nutiden)
- Michael Lesk: How Much Information Is There In the World?
- Charlie Morris: Are search engines dead?
- Ojelanki K. Ngwenyama and Allen S. Lee: Communication Richness in Electronic Mail: Critical Social Theory and the Contextuality of Meaning (MIS Quarterly, Volume 21, Number 2, pp. 145-167, June 1997)
- Jamie McKenzie: Deep Thinking and Deep Reading in an Age of Info-Glut, Info-Garbage Info-Glitz and Info-Glimmer
- Jon Bing: Handbook of Legal Information Retrieval
- David Shenk: Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut
- Kate Sherwood: Overcome Email Overload
- Michelle M. Weil and Larry D. Rosen: Technostress
- D-Lib: The Magazine of Digital Library Research
- JEP: U. of Michigan's Journal of Electronic Publishing
- SDLT: Stanford Digital Library Technologies Project
- Gisle Hannemyr: Marshall McLuhan
- SDLT: Annotated Bibliography of Digital Library Related Sources
- Admin Core: Administrative Container Metadata
- DOI: Digital Object Identifier
- Dublin Core:
- Becket, Miller & Brickely: RDF/XML Encoding (simple)
- Kokkelink & Schwänzl: RDF/XML Encoding (qualified)
- J. Kunze: HTML Encoding (RFC 2731)
- Andy Powell: Expressing Dublin Core in HTML/XHTML meta and link elements
- Handle: CNRIs Handle System:
- Metadata.net: Metadata projects (overview)
- Nordic Metadata Project: Project Home Page
- OpenURL: NISO Committee AX OpenURL Standard
- PICS: Platform for Internet Content Selection
- PURL: Permanent URL
- UKOLN: Metadata Projects & Resources
- W3C: Metadata Activity Statement
Projects and Products
- Alexia: Finds related links (webbrowser plug-in)
- Archie WikiPedia article
- Autonomy: Searches large volumes of information and deliver personalized extracts
- Clever: IBM's project focused on high-quality resource discovery
- CognIT AS: Knowledge management based on text interpretation. From Kapital Data
- Crayon: CReAte Your Own Newspaper (peronlized newspaper agent)
- Cyveillance: Provides business intelligence by means of NetSapien(TM) agent
- Enfish OneSpace: OneSpace (aka. TrackerPro) is an information manager that keep track of both personal and shared data in one indormation space.
- IBM infoMarket: A place where publishers can cell their wares
- IBM infoSage: Searches large volumes of information and deliver personalized extracts
- Individual.com: Individualized Internet serach portal
- IntelliSeek BullsEye: BullsEye is a metasearch client.
- Intermedium: Intermedium conducts internet searches for professionals
- Inxight: Enterprise information retrieval
- Lifestreams: An Alternative to the Desktop Metaphor
- MARC: MAchine-Readable Cataloging record
- ROADS: Software/Documentation Server
- Viewpoint: Agent based web watcher (404)
- Xanadu: Project Xanadu, Zigzag Hyperstructure Kit, Ted Nelson Home Page
- Xerox DocuShare: Web-based solution for managing and sharing information.
- Dartmouth College: D'Agents: Mobile Agents at Dartmouth College
- University of Maryland: Agents 101 -- start here to learn about agents
- GroupLens: Making Usenet Useful Again
- PHOAKS: People Helping One Another Know Stuff
- ReferralWeb: Welcome to ...
- SiteSeer: ACM article
- RDF: Model and Syntax Specification
- RDF: Schema Specification
- RSS: RDF/Rich Site Summary
- XML: Namespaces
- Z39.50: Using the Z39.50 Information Retrieval Protocol in the Internet Environment
- Word Tracker: Keywords that will skyrocket your website traffic!
- Steve Lawrence and C. Lee Giles: How big is the Web?, Accessibility and Distribution of Information on the Web
Search Engine Analysis
- Ernst Larsen: Search Engines explained
- Danny Sullivan: Search Engine Watch
- Expert's Choice: Win the Web Site Wars