RE: Seeking Help with finding an assertion

Hi Karen,

I believe this is your proverbial needle -  This press release
was picked up by many bloggers and others in the information community;
6&subSection=Breaking+News.  What's fascinating is that people will
search in one search engine for another search engine rather than typing
the desired engine's URL into the address bar.

Related to item (1) is a study by IDC on "The High Cost of Not Finding
Information".  It relates to Enterprise-wide Search tools, but provides
some interesting numbers.

A related article is "You are wasting time. Find out why."  This article
highlights other market reports on the cost of ineffective searching.

Staggering cost of information overload - 

>From a medical perspective, one of the major costs of ineffective
information retrieval is loss of life.  A tragic example is the Hopkins
volunteer who died from ingesting hexamethonium in 2001.  Pre-1966
medical literature described adverse effects from ingestion, but this
literature was not searched. Essentially because it was only available
in print and was not searchable through the web-based version of PubMed.
The full report of the investigation has been made widely available on
the internet at 


Stephanie Holmgren, M.S.L.S.
Biomedical Librarian
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
111 Alexander Drive, PO Box 12233, MD A0-01 Research Triangle Park, NC
Phone: 919-541-2599
Fax: 919-541-0669

Received on Saturday, 7 July 2007 20:07:39 UTC