The sound of wheels being reinvented? These just published articles about the Internet speak to the traditional concerns of librarians (and archivists) about the reliability and preservation of information:
A black eye for Google?
Resurfaced story raises questions on search technology; SEC looking into it. It has long been the popular term for lightning-speed Web searches. But could "Google" eventually come to mean stumbling accidentally and disastrously onto misleading reports and information? [The article is about the massive sell-off in United Airlines stock because of the Internet search engine’s quirks.]
Warning sounded on web’s future.
The internet needs a way to help people separate rumour from real science, says the creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee.
In Digital Age, Federal Files Blip Into Oblivion.
Countless federal records are being lost to posterity because federal employees, grappling with a staggering growth in electronic records, do not regularly preserve the documents they create on government computers, send by e-mail and post on the Web.