Watch these to prepare yourselves for the session

Google and its indexes

Some big names in IR talking about the future


You don't have to read these unless you wish to, but we might touch upon them in conversation

D. Kelly's book on IR

Smucker, Mark D.
Information representation, 77-93, in
in Interactive information seeking, behaviour and retrieval.
edited by Ian Ruthven and Diane Kelly.
London: Facet Pub., 2011.


Things to think about

  • Do I really know how to effectively use any OPAC?
  • What with Google and all its variants, do I really need to know how to effectively use any OPAC?