Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
The Invisible Web
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom


$60 CAMLS Members
$70 Affiliate Members
$180 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 18
Contact Hours: 6

Fee includes materials

If you've been reading Web-related magazines or been watching technology-related programs on TV, you've probably heard the phrase "The Invisible Web". If you'd like to know what this mysterious phrase means, and more importantly like to learn how to find the invisible when searching for information, then this course is for you.

Learn how to use the “Invisible Web” and “semi-invisible” web content. Know what is searchable and unsearchable when using search engines and quickly identify unsearchable Web content. In this learn-by-doing class, you will be able to practice identifying searchable and unsearchable information and unveil the mystery of the “The Invisible Web.”

This course is a follow-up course to both the Master Searcher and Web Triage courses. Participants should have taken one of these courses or be thoroughly familiar with Web searching.

Key Takeaways

  • Search tools and information visibility/invisibility
  • Search limitations of current search tools
  • Why and how search tools see the invisible content
  • Opaque web, private web, and proprietary web
  • Direct and indirect URLs
  • Navigating the Invisible Web
  • Why and when to use the Invisible Web
  • What's not on the web at all
  • The future of the Invisible Web
Audience: Public, special, academic, and school librarians, reference librarians, supervisors, Web techies, and anyone who has to search for in-depth information on the World Wide Web.
Gail Junion-Metz is a librarian by training and an instructor by choice. For the past five years, she has been president of Information Age Consultants. Gail is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet, Using the WWW and Creating Homepages, and Creating a Power Website. Gail writes the monthly "Surf For" column for School Library Journal. She has served as webmaster for the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) children's website, "Oh! Kids." She has given presentations for teachers and librarians all over the United States and Canada. Gail's goal is to make learning about the Internet interesting, easy, and most importantly, fun!

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