Evaluating Web Sites<br />
Is it CRAP?<br /><ul><li>Currency
Reliability</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Authority</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Purpose</li></li></ul><li>Currency<br />When was it ...
Reliability<br />Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/<br />
Authority<br />vs.<br />What are the author's credentials?<br />
Purpose<br />Retrieved March 22, 2011 from www.knowmydepression.com<br />Why was the information produced?<br />
Remember CRAP...<br />and you'll be set!<br />
Our Story<br />
5 Ws evaluation method    <br />http://dirtundermynails.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/storyboard2.jpg<br />
5 Ws evaluation method<br />Who = Author<br />  <br />What = Evidence<br />Where = Sponsoring organization<br /> <br />Whe...
The CRAAP method...<br />Currency<br />Relevance/Coverage<br />Authority<br />Accuracy<br />Purpose/Objectivity <br />http...
...evolved into CRAP<br />Currency<br />Reliability<br />Authority<br />Purpose<br />http://quarterlyconversation.com/imag...
CRAP is already out there<br /><ul><li>Vanderbilt Library: http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/central/crap_files/frame.htm
Edgewood College: http://library.edgewood.edu/help/crap-test.htm
Landmark College: http://www.landmark.edu/Library/course_guides/C.R.A.P.htm
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Is It CRAP? Using a Memorable Acronym to Teach Critical Website Evaluation Skills

  1. 1. Evaluating Web Sites<br />
  2. 2. Is it CRAP?<br /><ul><li>Currency
  3. 3. Reliability</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Authority</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Purpose</li></li></ul><li>Currency<br />When was it published or posted?<br />Image: nuttakit / FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
  4. 4. Reliability<br />Retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/<br />
  5. 5. Authority<br />vs.<br />What are the author's credentials?<br />
  6. 6. Purpose<br />Retrieved March 22, 2011 from www.knowmydepression.com<br />Why was the information produced?<br />
  7. 7. Remember CRAP...<br />and you'll be set!<br />
  8. 8. Our Story<br />
  9. 9. 5 Ws evaluation method    <br />http://dirtundermynails.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/storyboard2.jpg<br />
  10. 10. 5 Ws evaluation method<br />Who = Author<br />  <br />What = Evidence<br />Where = Sponsoring organization<br /> <br />When = Currency<br />Why = Purpose/bias<br />
  11. 11. The CRAAP method...<br />Currency<br />Relevance/Coverage<br />Authority<br />Accuracy<br />Purpose/Objectivity <br />http://quarterlyconversation.com/images/evolution.jpg<br />
  12. 12. ...evolved into CRAP<br />Currency<br />Reliability<br />Authority<br />Purpose<br />http://quarterlyconversation.com/images/evolution.jpg<br />
  13. 13. CRAP is already out there<br /><ul><li>Vanderbilt Library: http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/central/crap_files/frame.htm
  14. 14. Edgewood College: http://library.edgewood.edu/help/crap-test.htm
  15. 15. Landmark College: http://www.landmark.edu/Library/course_guides/C.R.A.P.htm
  16. 16. Ohio University Libraries: http://libguides.library.ohiou.edu/content.php?pid=55785&sid=430665
  17. 17. Ursuline College: http://ursulinelibrary.wikispaces.com/CRAP+Test
  18. 18. Illinois Central College: http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/670/71808/craptest.pdf
  19. 19. LOEX 2008 Wiki http://loex2008collaborate.pbworks.com/w/page/18686701/The-CRAP-Test</li></li></ul><li>ACRL Information Literacy Standards    <br />The CRAP method addresses ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standard 3.2:<br /> <br />The information literate student articulates and applies initial criteria for evaluating both the information and its sources.<br />
  20. 20. Questions? Comments? Criticisms?<br />Cynthia Bachhuber<br />Campus Librarian<br />Globe University-Madison West<br />cbachhuber@globeuniversity.edu    <br />Lisa Muccigrosso<br />Campus Librarian<br />Globe University-Madison East<br />lmuccigrosso@globeuniversity.edu<br />

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