.:Orthopaedic Web Links (O.W.L):.
Introduction to OWL
The Orthopaedic Internet continues to grow at staggering rates. Automated
search engines are increasingly unable to turn up relevant results to specific
orthopaedic related search queries. The small paid editorial staffs at
commercial directory sites can't keep up with submissions, and the quality and
comprehensiveness of their directories has suffered. Link rot is setting in and
they can't keep pace with the growth of orthopaedic resources on the Internet.
OWL provides the means for the Internet to organize itself. OWL Editors can
each organize a small portion of the Orthopaedic Internet and present it back to
the rest of the population, culling out the bad and useless and keeping only the
The Definitive Catalog of the Orthopaedic Internet
OWL follows in the footsteps of some of the most important editor/contributor
projects of the 20th century such as the DMOZ/Open Directory Project and the
Oxford English Dictionary. OWL strives to become the definitive catalog of the
The OWL Directory is the only major directory that is 100% free. There is
not, nor will there ever be, a cost to submit a site to the directory, and/or to
use the directory's data. The OWL Directory data is made available for free to
anyone who agrees to comply with our free use license.
Become an OWL Editor
Like any community, you get what you give. The OWL Directory provides the
opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, trainees and allied professionals
Signing up is easy: choose a topic you know something about and join. Editing
categories is a snap. We have a comprehensive set of tools for adding, deleting,
and updating links in seconds. For just a few minutes of your time you can help
make the Orthopaedic Internet a better place, and be recognized as an expert on
your chosen topic.
The OWL Concept
Orthopaedic Web Links is founded on the concept that it is better to combine
than compete! The initial Founders each had a strong record of activity in the
Orthopaedic Internet and recognized that the task of finding and evaluating the
information available to orthopaedic surgeons and patients is far greater that
one individual or organization can undertake successfully. Also, until there is
a source of information in orthopaedics which is comprehensive enough and
prominent enough to be termed an authority, those seeking and those providing
information will seldom make contact. We invite all those who also wish to
provide a comprehensive and authoritative collection of orthopaedic links to
contact us and join OWL.