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All your databases belong to you
June 4, 2008, 4:06 pm
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There is a new concept in the formation. ISEN (Internet Search Environment Number). It may end the problem of indexing the databases, which are the main knowledge blocks of the ‘deep web’.

ISEN is the database of databases. Just like every book has its own ISBN , every database will get its own ISEN.

Databases are catalogued by the professionals in the concerned field. ISEN people say,

Then we would create a database of databases or search engine only for databases. Your hit list would only be databases instead of PDF files, blog postings and random HTML files. We pull out the databases. The hits you get would be the interface to databases which provides access to upwards of 500 to 650 times the amount of information available on the “surface web” indexed by the major search engines. ISEN reveals the what is called the “deep web”.

I have joined the Friends of ISEN list.

ISEN Blog gives a platform for interaction.





AADLIS meeting and seminar on “Deep Web”

This years AADLIS (Alumni Association of Dept. of Library and Information Science, Univ. of Kerala) was on 24th of May, 2008.

Although the annual meeting is the only activity of the Association fo the whole year, they have been doing a good work by honouring the old BLISc batch students and PhD and MLISc rank holders. Some endovments are also instituted such as, one by Smt. K.K.Lalitha Bai.

The concept of Deep web (more suitable to be known as “invisible web”) is not clear to most of the professionals working in the field. More classes should be there.

The possibilities of harnessing the information or knowledge hidden in the  deep areas of the surface web (kown or currently searchable web) is enormous. Academic invisible web is a separate area of study.

It is true that, the lion’s share of authentic information such as in databases, catalogues, digital libraries , etc are only available in the deep web which are not indexed and hence not available to all (search engines).

More explorations must be there in the field.


Library as Classroom Activity
May 13, 2008, 2:50 pm
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The condition of library services for primary children is pathetic. Many schools don’t have even good libraries ,so what about primary children.

KVS visioned “Class libraries” for class I to V.The Class teacher will be the incharge.

Class teachers rise many complaints about the functioning of class libraries . For e.g.,

-unavailability of good children’s books

-inadequate number of books

-same set of books for same class for whole year

-no getting enough time

-problem of storage

And what about library activities?

A number of creative ideas are there.

I have put all these on an article named Library as classroom activity in primary Education”

Doing M.Phil.
March 23, 2008, 8:36 pm
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Doing M.Phil. in Library and Information Scince now a days is a habit of jobless freshers and in job wanderers.

After MLISc you are in a stage with an eager to be an information specialist in a big library, mostly in academic type and for the sake of it, you never mind parttime training in a small library.

But when you interviewed by a group of people who remaind you many times that you are a fresher  and you  may exclaim ,how to be experinced without getting a job, you land in for “Research” .