Using metadata to search for artifacts
January 19, 2014 10:11 AM Subscribe
Are you aware of a book or paper that has insights into how one might go about searching for information about things or artifacts?
posted by PHINC to Science & Nature (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm specifically looking at the search as a process where one would have an initial awareness of an artifact and then use information they have about that artifact to search for it. There may be other steps where one would need to acquire more information or possibly have to deal with conflicting information. You begin with limited information and acquire more information as you go through the process. It might be seen as a search/knowledge building process.
For example, you might have information about an IBM System/360, is there some procedure out there, a step by step process, to determine where you might find one? Maybe something similar to how detectives and archeologists work?