Information Retrieval Methods Essay, Research Paper
This assignment consists of three major parts. Part 1 shows how to use the CD-ROM facilities to locate some material on the item of “Information Retrieval Methods”, details of the materials (such as the Record Number, date of the article, the author and a summary), search strategy and comments are also included. Part 2 demonstrates how to use the Monash Voyager Catalogue system to locate the text or article. Finally, Part 3 shows how to search for materials on the World Wide Web, such as VicRoads, MovieShow and CareerOne.
Part 1: CD-ROM Network
In order for one to search for materials using the CD-ROM facilities, one must log into the Monash library site, which is available in Monash homepage. Dow Jones Interactive, one of the electronic databases is chosen to search for articles and journals is chosen. It provides materials, which is relevant to the subjects that are needed. After accessing into Dow Jones, the keyword search is done.
The following is a summary of three articles on the chosen topics.
Article 1: Flexible Learning
Author : Dorothy Illing
Title : Flexible learning future
Date : 03/01/2000
Article no : 13
Source : ABIX – Australasian Business Intelligence: The Australian
Summary : Flexible learning is a new, vital area of learning. This is the view of
the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). In March 2000 it is
planning to set up a new deputy vice-chancellor position called
global learning services. This position will seek to enhance the
flexible delivery of services. The idea has flowed from USQ vice-
chancellor Peter Swannell. The incumbent will be responsible for
distance education, library and IT services. Swannell noted that the
focus will be on providing global access in several modes both on and
off campus. The job will incorporate the services of USQOnline, the
programs offered via the Internet.
Article 2: Privitisation of Utility Services
Author : Islamabad
Title : Of what use privatisation of transmission system
Date : 17 August 1999
Article no : 10
Source : Asia Intelligence Wire from FT Information
Summary : The transmission projects would meet the same fate as the power
generation projects. Not privatising distribution network would mean
that the private transmission company would have to ‘wheel’
(transport) the power to the State electricity boards (SEBs). That
means that the SEBs would have to pay the transmission company
wheeling charges. Given the poor financial health of the SEBs,
wheeling to the these utilities would spawn off a new set of problems.
FIs would, for instance, insist on escrow cover to lend to the
companies setting up transmission projects. The escrow mechanism is
nothing but earmarking a proportion of the receivables of the State
electricity board (SEB) to a creditor. But, the FIs and SEBs are
already at loggerheads over the escrowable capacity that the latter can
offer to private power suppliers. While SEBs prefer to offer nearly 95
per cent of their receivables as escrow charge to the private power
suppliers, the FIs are insisting on a 75 per cent limit.