New Zealand agricultural resources available on the internet
The Internet is one of the most valuable information services available. On it you can find information about absolutely anything you want, sooner or later! Unfortunately the Internet is also one of the greatest time wasters of the century! Originally I was going to use the Internet to gain some information to help with my Kellogg Project on agricultural training within New Zealand. As I got deeper and deeper into the net following link a to b to c and then back to a I found it was starting to get confusing. I love playing on the computer and can be relatively easily sidetracked so the end result of my search was that I was spending a lot of time following up interesting links but not necessarily ending with the information I had started out to find. When I talked with some of my staff and with other Internet users all of whom are fairly recent converts it became obvious that this was quite an issue and often led to frustrations. Fine if it's a wet day it isn't a bad way to spend some time, but of you want to access some information readily it was frustrating and many farm discussion groups members who I discussed this with stated that this inability to find what they wanted readily tended to put them off using the Internet as an information source. I decided as a project to try and compile a list of all the New Zealand sites related to agriculture and to present them both in a booklet form and as a bookmark file.... [Show full abstract]
KeywordsNew Zealand internet sites; agricultural internet sites; information sources; agricultural resources
Fields of Research080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search; 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
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