Saturday, January 21, 2006

Google Librarians Newsletter - No Meta Tags?

I haven't had a chance to read all of the latest Google Librarians Newsletter, but I was struck straight away by the lack of page metadata. There is no page title, in fact not even the "meta" tags that are a part of almost every webpage on the net. For a newsletter aimed a librarians (Metadata experts) I am surpised by that oversight.
It is just plain bad practice to publish a webpage with out a title...

The latest Articles are:
Beyond Algorithms: A Librarian's Guide to Finding Web Sites You Can Trust - Karen G. Schneider
How Does Google Determine Which Web Sites Are the Most "Trusted"? - Matt Cutts

On the good side of things, it is now possible (it probably always was but I only just figured out how) to subscribe to an RSS feed for the newsletter. This is done by going to the librarians newsletter google groups page. There is an XML Icon on the bottom of the page for subscription options. Not this will subscribe you to the group, not the full text of the articles, but it is a good start.

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