Thursday, February 17, 2005

On Personal Information Management

On Personal Information Management

excerpt: I think these comments are not only accurate for personal information management but also for web search in general. A library professor called it the hometown syndrome. You use (in this case search) using the tools you know and changing tools and behavior is a challenge for both the individual but also for the companies who want you to try something new. If you talk to lawyers, you'll see that many are either dedicated LexisNexis or Westlaw users.
- Gary Price
As good as the ATLA Religion Database is, it's surprising that users rely on it to do what it was never designed to do. There are wonderful sources available that are not indexed in the RDB....