[Bell Historians] Library Committee's learned journal

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Thu Apr 10 22:10:31 BST 2003

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From: Carl S Zimmerman [mailto:csz_stl at s...]
Sent: 10 April 2003 20:35
To: Bell Historians List
Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Library Committee's learned journal

Carl Zimmerman wrote

. . . now the indexing aspect is becoming less essential as
Websearch engines offer the opportunity to search not only on the
traditionally indexed items of information but also on content
itself, which never could be done before.

Yes,www. is a fine thing, and I find it most useful. However I suspect that
only comparitively little has made its way onto the web. So much depends
someone making the information available, and this takes time and money.
For example, if you wanted to search the archives of the Wiltshire
Archaeological and Natural History Society, the only place it can be done is
in their library at Devizes. There is simply no money to place even an index
on the web, and I doubt if it is the only organisation in this situation.
To depend on the web is as bad as depending on only one source or author on
a subject when many are available.

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