- Lack of vocabulary control
- Rely on resource content rather than metadata
- Perhaps best for fact-finding rather than comprehensive investigation or research with a vague focus
- Remember too these are commercial!
Yes, yes, yes…must remember this when assisting my children with research and directing them towards search engines…directories/databases more suited for these purposes. Get around to exploring the Yahoo! directory…
I’m getting the idea about the importance of metadata and organisation of the library collection – yes our children do prefer search engines but I can see why when the organisation of our information is scattered all over the place…
The notion of searching by image is certainly appealing to the children but just what a picture represents is always a point of contention and variance…still…appealing for little guys…can’t use copyrighted images either (live wonderful ones found on Trove)…hmmmmm…..Google image searching not very successful….
Love the idea of Pandora as creating a music station for me and I’ll use it for that purpose but could I get it actually play my song? No! Everything but!
Sign in and got there fairly easily with Spotify – yeah!
mp3.com seems the radio station wasn’t available…could get the words and could buy it but gave up trying to actually find it and play it…waaaaaaaa