Volume 17, Number 1 January 2000
InvisibleWeb discovers hidden treasures
This new service from Intelliseek opens doors for searchers
by Mick O'Leary
DATABASE REVIEW column states that recent studies demonstrated that
the largest search engines reach no more than about 20 percent of
Web pages. Notes that "hidden" databases, such as MEDLINE and the
Library of Congress catalog, comprise an immense resource that is
typically inaccessible to search-engine technology. Focuses on
InvisibleWeb.com, produced by IntelliSeek of Cincinnati, OH (513), a
classified, searchable catalog of content-rich, reference-quality
Web sites. Explains that it will identify prominent reference sites,
but says that its real contribution is the ability to bring up
obscure, but useful sources. Calls it a database of databases on the
Web. Says that it is a free, non-registration site which is
ad-supported. Concludes that its business model demands a broad
end-user/knowledge worker audience. Expresses the hope that it
succeeds for the sake of information professionals.
Includes one product summary.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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