"The Information Professional facing the impact of Search Technology" Transform everyone into an Information Professional?

Verhoeff, Hannah and Vellenga, Anke "The Information Professional facing the impact of Search Technology" Transform everyone into an Information Professional?, 2008 . In 17th annual BOBCATSSS symposium (Bobcatsss 2009), Porto (Portugal), 28-30 January 2009. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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“Finding a needle in a haystack”, refers to the role of an Information Professional, but today it also points out the core function of the Search Technology. Is ‘Search’ taking over the differentiating task of the person that has always been in charge of managing the information or specialized in finding the right information, in the right place at the right time? Would an Information Professional become less professional if he or she would use a search engine? What is the future of an Information Professional if everybody can find the information they need by using Google or other Enterprise Search solutions? This research answers the questions: (1) What are the main tasks of an Information Professional and of Enterprise Search, (2) what is the impact of ES on the tasks of the IP, in terms of similarities and differences and (3) is this impact expected to change in the future? This paper draws up results which are crucial for the future of the Information Profession.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: ICT, Information Profession, Professional, Search Technology.
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LS. Search engines.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: 2009 Bobcatsss
Date deposited: 31 Mar 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12935


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