publication . Article . 2003

The Archaeologist Undeceived: Selecting Quality Archaeological Information from the Internet

Paul Sturges; Anne Griffin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: Informing Science The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline (issn: 1547-9684, eissn: 1521-4672, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informing Science Institute
The amount of unreliable information and actual misinformation available via the Internet makes its use problematic for academic purposes, particularly for data-intensive disciplines such as archaeology. Whilst there are many sources for reviews of websites, few apply the type of criteria most appropriate to archaeology. Information and library professionals have developed sets of criteria that can be adapted for the evaluation of archaeological websites. An evaluative tool for archaeological websites, using al-ready-available criteria, was developed and tested on twenty archaeological web sites. It proved capable of allowing its user to make clear distinctions ...
free text keywords: archaeology, evaluation, Internet, quality, web sites, Information technology, T58.5-58.64
Related Organizations
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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