Web reviews Web bibliography
The rapid increase of web sites with research-academic character led, as
epected, to their presentation and evaluation through itself with methods
familiar to the scientific community. The speediest way to propagate and
undoubtedly the most reliable way to determine the importance of new books
are book reviews in prestigious and high circulation periodicals of the
relevant scientific field. Correspondingly, web critiques, printed or digital,
assume gradually all the more important role in the evaluation, retort
and scientific dialogue about published web pages or whole sites.
IMEros will host web critiques both about web pages that are extremely
interesting for their scientific object, and for original and inter-scientific
approaches, new research programmes or electronic publications of original material.
Since 1992 net-pointers -that is the special interactive catalogues
where electronic addresses relating to specific themes are cited and
categorised- have been very popular in the academic areas of the Internet
and functioned as starting points for research to digital pages. During the
last five years the developments in the field of computer-mediated communication
transformed these "net-pointers" into "electronic portals" for various disciplinary
issues. Entering through these portals provides visitors with a composed reconstruction
of the research field that interests them, a virtual site where persons and objects
of the research get acquainted with the communication innovations of cyber space.
IMEros will host in each issue brief catalogues that deal with the electronic
presentation of various thematic units from the fields of history,
archaeology and cultural heritage management. In these catalogues the
established categories of information material (book, magazine, archive,
conference, research organism etc.) will pair up with respective aspects
of electronic literacy ("e-journal", "e-forum", programmes of electronic
transcription of archive material, digital mailing lists etc.).