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34 DigiCULT
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Some basic reading:
`Resource Discovery - A Definition', Research Data
Network CRC, Resource Discovery Unit, Universi-
ty of Queensland, http://archive.dstc.edu.au/RDU/
RD-Defn/
Heting Chu: Information Representation and
Retrieval in the Digital Age. Medford: Information
Today Inc, 2003.
Tim Bray: On Search, the Series (2003),
http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/
07/30/OnSearchTOC
Journal of Digital Information (JoDI), Theme:
Information Discovery (Editor: Traugott Koch, Lund
University), http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/?theme=d
Research challenges:
Challenges in Information Retrieval and Language
Modeling. James Allen et al. (2002). September 2002,
http://www.sigir.org/forum/S2003/ir-challenges2.pdf
Conferences & workshops:
ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and
Development in Information Retrieval,
http://www.sigir2004.org
European Conference on Information Retrieval
(ECIR), http://ecir04.sunderland.ac.uk
Search Engine Meeting 2004: White Papers and
Presentations, http://www.infonortics.com/
searchengines/sh04/04pro.html
Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) workshop series,
http://trec.nist.gov
Search engines:
Searchenginewatch: http://searchenginewatch.com

Duncan Parry: Searching for success: an update on
search engine developments (15 April 2004),
http://www.freepint.com/issues/150404.htm#tips
The hidden Web:
Michael K. Bergman: The Deep Web: Surfacing Hid-
den Value (08/2001), http://www.brightplanet.com/
technology/deepweb.asp
The University of California's tutorial `Finding Infor-
mation on the Internet' gives a detailed explanation
of why some resources remain invisible to spiders:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/
Internet/InvisibleWeb.html
Discovery and retrieval of specific resources:
Manuscripts
Jan Roegiers: Integrated Resource Discovery and
Access of Manuscript Materials: the User Perspec-
tive. In: LIBER Quarterly, Volume 13 (2003), No. 3/4,
http://liber.library.uu.nl/publish/articles/000039/
Images
Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI): Search-
ing the Internet for Images, http://www.tasi.ac.uk/
resources/searchingresources.html
TASI review of image search engines (February 2003),
http://www.tasi.ac.uk/resources/searchengines.html
Music
J. Stephen Downie (2003): Music information
retrieval. In: Annual Review of Information Science
and Technology 37: 295-340. Available from
http://music-ir.org/downie_mir_arist37.pdf
Audiovisual in general
Alan Smeaton: Access to Archives of Digital Video
Information. A comprehensive presentation at
the Search Engine Meeting 2004,
http://www.infonortics.com/searchengines/sh04/
slides/smeaton .pdf
Documentaries
Tobun Dorbin Ng, Howard D. Wactlar (2002):
Enriching Perspectives in Exploring Cultural Herit-
age Documentaries Using Informedia Technologies.
In: Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on
Multimedia Information Retrieval, http://www-2.cs.
cmu.edu/~wactlar/ACMMM02_Culture.pdf
Weblogs
Phil Bradley: Search Engines: Weblog search engines
(30 July 2003). In: Ariadne, Issue 36,
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/search-engines/