|- About the ViFaPhys: Subject Guide: Experts -
Evaluation of information resources by scientists as experts is essential in order to assure the Subject Guide's quality: Especially scientists are qualified to judge the relevance of a resource and to evaluate its content.
This involvement of scientists is organised by the Working Group on Information of the German Physical Society, in German: Arbeitsgruppe Information short AGI. The AGI is engaged in questions of scientific information and communication in physics and supports the ViFaPhys by organising the integration of experts evaluating resources: not only using its contacts to physicists in Germany but also establishing the technical infrastructure to manage the evaluation workflow.
Even though there is not much work to be done by an expert, his participation is crucial for getting the Subject Guide's quality and results in a jointly maintained, quality controlled collection of physics resources with - another important aspect - continuity that is ensured by the TIB.
You are interested in participating?. But you worry about the work to be done evaluating and describing
resources, and thus you hesitate to register?
An expert primarily judges the relevance of a source and decides whether it should be included. He designates the exact category of the physics and astronomy classification scheme PACS and determines the intended audience of a resource. Though these steps are very fundamental and important to assure the quality of the Subject Guide, they will not be a problem to scientists familiar with their subjects, in many cases the resources which have to be evaluated may be well known.
Evaluations are submitted by an online form: formal descriptions are already entered! We just need your fundamental
decision whether a source should be included in the Subject Guide or not.
At the moment about four resources were submitted to each expert.
And: as the Subject Guide will only consider absolute high-score resources, the number of included resources is restricted to some hundreds or a few thousands.
TIB Hannover/Germany / last update 1/23/2010
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