Genealogy: an information free-for-all

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Mary Casteleyn, “Genealogy: an information free-for-all,” Portail documentaire EnJeu[x], consulté le 28 novembre 2021,

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Statut du documentPublic
TitreGenealogy: an information free-for-all
CréateurMary Casteleyn
Datejuin 2002
TypeJournal Article
AuthorMary Casteleyn
Type de contenuJournal Article
Abstract NoteDiscusses problems and opportunities associated with searching for genealogical information on the Web, based on an interview with Mary Casteleyn, former chair of the Council of the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS), current member of the Council, a Fellow of the IGRS, and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Using the very popular topic of genealogy as a case study, shows why there needs to be qualitative analysis of information sources on the Internet carried out by an information expert, i.e., much the same job of evaluation that a librarian traditionally did in selecting library materials. Explains why not all online information resources are as accurate and reliable as one would hope. Concludes that the advent of Internet genealogy offers some outstanding opportunities while at the same time laying traps for the innocent and genealogically uneducated researcher.
Datejuin 2002
Journal AbbreviationManaging Information
Library CatalogEBSCOhost
Publication TitleManaging Information
Short TitleGenealogy
TitreGenealogy: an information free-for-all
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