The portal as information broker

Lamp, John 2007, The portal as information broker. In Arthur Tatnall, (ed), Encyclopedia of portal technologies and applications, Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp.705-711.

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Title The portal as information broker
Author(s) Lamp, JohnORCID iD for Lamp, John
Title of book Encyclopedia of portal technologies and applications
Editor(s) Arthur Tatnall,
Publication date 2007
Chapter number 117
Total chapters 150
Start page 705
End page 711
Total pages 7
Publisher Information Science Reference
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Keyword(s) ACM
affinity portal
Budapest open access initiative
double-blind refereeing
horizontal portal
IEEE, information broker
vertical portal
Summary The term information broker is widely used in the area of library and information science to describe a middle agent who deals in information as a commodity, enabling customers to gain more efficient access to quality data. The role of this middle agent is described as “information retrieval and information organisation” (Rugge & Glossbrenner, 1995). The role of the broker is to bring additional organisation to the market by lowering search costs (Palmer & Lindemann, 2003).
ISBN 9781591409892
Language eng
Field of Research 080505 Web Technologies (excl Web Search)
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2007, Information Science Reference
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