Web Magazine for Information Professionals

Editorial Introduction to Issue 6

The editor introduces Ariadne issue 6.

Ariadne: The compact edition....

Welcome to this, issue 6 of the Web version of Ariadne. Comparisons with the last edition will show a large reduction in the number of articles, features and stories. This is explained in the editorial for the last edition, but to recap, each edition of the Web version of Ariadne is split into two "happenings":

Splitting an issue into two "happenings" will have two effects:

The editor chooses...

...not to be vain, else he would probably pick the caption competition from this issue! Seriously, for this issue, the editor picks the search engines article, on Yahoo UK and Ireland, by Tracey Stanley. This is a good look at a UK version (in that the results are biased in favour of UK resources) of one of the oldest Web-based indexes. The benefits of having UK-based indexes and search engines, which contain only, or have a bias towards, UK resource descriptions, are clear; searching the index, if it is based in the UK, takes less time and is relatively network friendly, as does checking out resources discovered through said index.