IRSG web site revisions

The new BCS IRSG web site has been up and running for a couple of months now. The web team at the BCS HQ were a pleasure to work with, and I’d like to thank Simon Curd and Fiona James For their patience and expertise converting my suggestions into the BCS Group template. There are a few pages which need a polish but overall it seems to be working well.

I’d like to draw your attention to the Resources page, which has been completely revised.

https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/information-retrieval-specialist-group/resources/

You will find

  • Histories of the development of information retrieval
  • A list of over 50 IR journals
  • A glossary of search terms
  • A list of books and blogs on IR and search
  • A list of Twitter addresses that you can use to get started in tracking Tweets

I should emphasis that this is certainly not a definitive list of Twitter addresses, but by looking at the accounts following this core list you can start to build or enhance your own collection.

What is missing is a list of university departments that are teaching IR-related topics. If you are the course director for an IR module or degree course could you send me a link to a relevant web page?

If there there any other resources that you would like to see added to this section please let me know.

About Martin White
Martin White

Martin is an information scientist and the author of Making Search Work and Enterprise Search. He has been involved with optimising search applications since the mid-1970s and has worked on search projects in both Europe and North America. Since 2002 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, University of Sheffield and is currently working on developing new approaches to search evaluation.

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