Web Agents
Date & Time
Thursday, April 11, 2022
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio
Register Below:

Fee includes materials

CEU Credits:6
Deadline: Thursday, April 04, 2022
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 12
If you already use web indexes, search engines, and web meta-search tools, you need to learn about the newest search tool: Web Agents. Web Agents not only search the Web, but help you do research using the Web. If you have patrons doing genealogical research, working on research papers, researching a stock or mutual fund, or just searching for information buried deep in web-based documents, find out how web search agents can help make web searching easier and more efficient. You will learn about client and server web agents, and try some out yourself, as well as desktop and Intranet agent programs. You will even learn about a web agent built right into Netscape Navigator 3+. Come and see how web agents work and learn about the hundreds of agents that you can download for free.
Intended Audience
Internet trainers, reference and/or public staff with some experience searching for information on the Web
Key Takeaways
  • Understand how web agents relate to web search tools you already use
  • Take a look at how web agents can help you provide new services to patrons
  • Learn about agent software, including desktop, intranet, and web agents
  • Learn how easy it is to locate and download some great agents
  • Practice using the client-side agent, Alexa, which is built right into Nestscape 3.0+
  • Practice setting up and using a server-side agent profile
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!