What is digital information/Resources

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What is Information?

What is digital

Storage and transportation



Some interfaces which are used for accessing digital information - databases, datasets, electronic libraries, Internet, other multimedia - problem-solving so users can navigate sources and understand their scope


Portals (a website often within an intranet serving as a guide or point of entry to the World Wide Web and usually including a search engine or a collection of links to other sites arranged especially by topic). Search engines (computer programmes called 'spiders' search their database of previously indexed pages from the WWW for keywords you have specified. An example would be google. RSS feeds (If you have subscribed to a particular site by setting up an RSS feed, you will be sent notification of any new updates to that site. RSS Feeds let you know when there is new stuff to see at your favourite sites, blogs etc.) Subject Gateway ,Catalogue,Directory (a list of internet resources e.g. OMNI. A directory has been created by a human being and it lists websites by subject categories. The websites have all been evaluated previously and are deemed to be useful.),Internet tutorials (Tutorials available online about how to find information effectively),Internet detective.


search engines, subject directories, gateways etc.

  • Data sets e.g. Citation Index, databases, data centres