Show simple item record Snyder, Herbert Rosenbaum, Howard 2007-04-27T18:39:37Z 2007-04-27T18:39:37Z 1998
dc.identifier.citation Snyder, H. and Rosenbaum, H., How Public is the Web?: Robots, Access, and Scholarly Communications, Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 35, 453-462. en
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the use of "Robot Exclusion Protocol" to restrict the access of search engine robots to 10 major American university websites belonging to institutions recently named among "AmericaÕs Most Wired" universities (Gan, 1997). An analysis of web site searching and interviews with web server administrators at these sites shows that the decision to use this procedure is largely technical and is typically made by the web server administrator. The implications of this decision for openness in scholarly communication and for the future of academic, university-based web publishing are discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana University en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP-98-05 en
dc.subject social informatics en
dc.subject Robot Exclusion Protocol en
dc.subject universities en
dc.title How Public is the Web?: Robots, Access, and Scholarly Communication en
dc.type Working Paper en

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