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Review of the Web sites for Chinese archaeology

Ka‐wai Fan (Lecturer, Chinese Civilisation Center, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Celine Yuen Yan Lai (Research Assistant, Chinese Civilisation Center, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



The ability to sift through the ever‐increasing amounts of information made available online to find quality and accurate data is becoming more important every day. Using credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, support, and uniqueness as criteria for Web site evaluation, the authors analyse five Web sites in an effort to determine the value and quality of the information. This article discusses the evaluation of Web sites dedicated to Chinese archaeology, and also points to six main characters of online resources for the subject area. In addition, questions are raised concerning the extent to which online Chinese archaeological resources can advance general awareness of the field and contribute to a growing body of knowledge. The authors hope this article sheds light on some of the challenges that need to be overcome when attempting to present this information to the global community.



Fan, K. and Yuen Yan Lai, C. (2004), "Review of the Web sites for Chinese archaeology", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 56 No. 4, pp. 255-264.



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