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Subject: Un-citely sites
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 21:35:13 EST
You who are putting up new web sites or who are updating them for the new year
Do you know what the largest single complaint is about the dozens of new
websites offered to genealogical researchers?
Not citing sources!! Results of a recent poll on using internet rescues put
this complaint on the top of the list! It also is the biggest single factor
in rejecting sites nominated for the prestigious Siggy award from USIGS. No
citing -- no citation.
John Gideon, who chairs the Siggy award committee, calls attention to the
problems of not citing sources in an article in the latest Signal, biweekly
newsletter of USIGS.
<A HREF="http://www.usigs.org/signal/99-01-1.htm#lincoln">Click here: USIGS
SIGNAL January 1, 1999</A>
or try http>//www.usigs.org/signal/signal.htm
I for one deeply appreciate all of you who have directed me to your websites,
especially those USGenweb pages for individual counties. On many I have found
some great information, and some great clues. But I too have been frustrated
by the lack of documentation.
A great New Year's Resolution, everybody? No longer sighting uncitely sites
-- we can say we "sank same!"