With the release of www.focuss.info, a unique cooperative initiative has been established between 28 organisations in the development arena. Practitioners, researchers and students in the area of global development studies are supplied with a new gateway to the Internet with regard to development matters.
Focuss.info provides a content specific search engine in the area of global development studies. Other than generic search engines, Focuss.info indexes on one hand electronic resources selected by librarians, researchers and practitioners working in participating institutions, and on the other hand the bookmarks of individual researchers, students and practitioners. As an individual participant, you can easily share your bookmarks by using one of the many social bookmark platforms on the Internet, like http://del.icio.us/. More information can be found at www.focuss.info.
Focuss.info currently indexes over 6,300 websites. Each site has been selected by information professionals working in one of the cooperating development institutes. In addition Focuss.info indexes sites that have been added by your peers and colleagues: active professionals, researchers and PhD-fellows in the sector. Focuss.info offers search functionality based on the powerful Google Customized Search Engine. The ease and speed of finding resources together with high qualitative subject matter make focuss.info your access point on the Internet.
Focuss.info makes it possible to add your resources to its content: become a contributor and mark them for inclusion. Your contribution will be highly appreciated by your peers. Check www.focuss.info for details. Focuss.info is interoperable and with only a few keystrokes you can add the Focuss.info search bar to your website and become one of the many starting points for quality searching. More information at www.focuss.info.
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