oa South African Journal of Information Management - Staying abreast with information published in digital sources



Soon after the invention of the World-Wide Web, with its terrabytes of information and millions of Web sites, all the role players in the digital information environment realised how difficult it was not only to find relevant and precise information via the Web, but also to stay abreast of the megabytes of information being added to these Web sites on a daily basis. This is an effort to categorize the various approaches that have been developed until recently to assist end-users in identifying and evaluating recently published information. Approaches such as Web casting, Web personalization, collaborative filtering, Web tracking services and more are identified, descriptionbed and illustrated by a number of screen displays.


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