Re: The future of meta-indices/libraries

Martin Hamilton (
Thu, 17 Mar 1994 19:58:57 --100

One thing Stan's posting reminded me of - let's say we adopt a
particular library classification scheme to put in resources'
meta-information (pick your favourite :-). Books can (usually!)
only be on one shelf at a time, but there's no reason why an
on-line resource can't belong to any number of classification

I think a simple "standardised" classification system using the
meta-info for Internet resources would make it easy to bootstrap
topic curators (or their moral equivalent). It also conjures up
amusing pictures of intelligent clients which used the
classification info to weed out (say) unwanted hits in search
results - a la Usenet killfiles!


PS Incidentally, I was thinking about topic == URN :-)