Be Clear About Your Purpose

"A high quality Internet resource is one that satisfies the information needs of the user."


The Internet is an invaluable source of information especially for: However the Internet may not always be the best source for the information you are seeking. You need to be clear about the purpose of your evaluation. What are your information needs? What exactly are you looking for? What type of Internet resource (if any) is likely to be able to help?

The purpose of the evaluation will partly determine the quality criteria you need to apply. What type of information would be acceptable to meet your needs or the needs of the users you are serving?

Different people have different reasons for evaluating the quality of an Internet resource eg:

Quality warning!

If you don't know what you are looking for on the Internet you are likely to spend a lot of time drifting aimlessly through cyberspace!

What exactly are you looking for?

Jot down some keywords or concepts to help clarify your purpose

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Please Note: Those interested in setting up a service for others (virtual library, information gateway, Internet guide etc.) may wish to see the extra modules on creating a Scope Policy and a Collection Management Policy for a service.

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