The Focuss.Info initiative content specific search engine

[Deutscher Titel: Die inhaltsspezifische Suchmaschine der Focuss.Info Initiative (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

Richard Lalleman
Knowledge Sharing through Collaboration in Development Studies: the Focuss.Info Initiative
Information Development, Vol. 24, No. 2, 151-155 (2008)

Abstract: This paper introduces a new research tool within the international field of development cooperation and studies: the Focuss.Info initiative. Focuss.Info facilitates a content specific search engine. This search engine indexes the favourite websites of partners in the initiative and individual contributors who are tagging their websites on a social bookmark platform. In this way, the field of global studies facilitates a valuable research tool in which institutions from all over the world collaborate and share their `knowledge of websites’ with each other.

Key Words: Focuss.Info • knowledge sharing • social bookmarking • tagging • Google • development research • cooperation.

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