Web Page Review


Both of the sites being compared offer data on the history, culture, climate, geography, and current populations of the Orkney and Faroe Islands respectively. These sites are among the only ones on the Internet dedicated solely to their respective Island communities. Other than tourism sites and governmental webpages, these two sites are the only ones available to offer insight into the history and culture of these fringe societies in the north Atlantic.

 

 

1:   http://www.orkneyjar.com/index.html

 

 

Aim: a website dedicated to the preserving, exploring and documenting the ancient history, folklore and traditions of Orkney – a group of islands lying off the northern tip of Scotland

Orkneyjar is a private non-profit website, created and maintained by Orcadian, Sigurd Towrie

 

Audience: potential travelers and tourists, students, Scottish history enthusiasts

 

Search Tools: This site offers a basic keyword search tool that is accessible through a dedicated search link from the sites home page.

 

Display : The layout of this site is very easy to work with due to its extensive organization of material on the homepage, and the chronological organization of its history tab

 

Accuracy/Confidence in data: This site is produced and maintained by a native Orcadian historian, his academic credentials are not listed; however all of his data has proven correct.

 

 

 2:   http://www.heinesen.fo/faroeislandsreview/

 

Aim: This site is aimed to promote the culture and art of the Faroe Islands, as well to showcase its history. The site has an extensive amount of information pertaining to the history and culture of the Faroes.

 

Audience: geared more toward promotion of music and art, yet this site is viable for students and other people interested in historical and cultural information

 

Search Tools: This site provides both a basic keyword search available from the home page, as well as and advanced search tab accessed next to the keyword search tool on the home page.

 

Display: This site can be cumbersome at times due to its appearance as a music and tourism promotion site. The history itself is displayed well and organized chronologically; yet it is difficult to find at times with most of the site dedicated to music.

 

Accuracy/Confidence in data: this site offers viable and accurate information on the history of the Faroe Islands, yet it is not given proper credence due to the historical data playing second fiddle to the music promotion aspect of this site.

 

 

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