INFORMATION RELIABILITY

It seems inevitable that the class of works available through digitallibraries will include electronic-only publications, ephemeral and unreviewedmaterials and even fabricated or counterfeit matter. The ease of publishing onthe Internet combined with the absence of traditional methods for evaluatingreliability makes it likely that library users will be retrieving works ofquestionable authenticity and value. Issues concerning the Internet and digitalmaterials include:


Published: February 1999; WTECHyper-Librarian