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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

CredibilityCommons - Finding Reliable Information on the Web

The Syracuse University "Information Institute of
Syracuse (IIS)" has teamed with the University of Washington
Information School to launch CredibilityCommons, a
collaborative web environment where researchers and members
of the public can explore various approaches to "improving
access to credible information on the Internet." In addition
to serving as a repository for scholarship on the topic, the site
provides access to tools, tutorials, research reports, consumer
guides, and other means of gathering practical feedback from
the public.

Try Reference Extract (in beta) in the Commons to see how
the experience and judgment of librarians have been
incorporated into a unique kind of search engine.