Sherman Clarke wrote:
<<On to URLs. When you're establishing a heading, a website can be real
handy in identifying the nature of a body or how it names (brands)
itself, at least at the moment.
In both cases though, the bibliographic or authority records cannot
entirely substitute for a new analysis of the situation. With our
friends Google and other browsers, that new analysis can be done when
we need to do it. A 670 with a solid explanation of the website where
you found the information may be more helpful as a guide to a browser
search than a URL gone bad. That is, it is better in the long term to
say "Comune di Vicenza WWW home page"
In my opinion, Sherman is right on target with the above comments.
I frequently use web sites for untangling corporate body relationships
and history, and they are especially useful for government agencies. I
have recently been cleaning up a number of Mongolian governmental and
non-governmental corporate body authority records which would be
extremely difficult without the official web sites. I usually use the
history pages which may be in Mongolian, English or both. These are not
overly useful for determining names if in English only (e.g. English
"Institute" can be translation of a number of different Mongolian words
depending on the structure of the organization to which it belongs), but
still useful for history. In citing these in 670s I usually use "history
page" or "history pages" following the name of the web site, and
followed by the date viewed. I rarely find the information I need on the
home page so I wonder if this is common and recommended practice (i.e.
citing particular areas of a web site)?
Asian Materials Specialist/PCC Liaison
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9103