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From:Information Technology and Libraries (Vol. 21, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedData from an observation study of a Web catalog in a small private arts college library are used to analyze the determinants of user success and satisfaction. Multiple regression models are estimated to identify the...
From:Library Philosophy and PracticePeer-ReviewedTraditional research tools used by libraries, such as encyclopedias and catalogs (OPACs) were created in an age of print and information scarcity. They have not kept up with changes in the information world, including...
From:Reference & User Services Quarterly (Vol. 48, Issue 1) Peer-Reviewed
Subject searching success: transaction logs, patron perceptions, and implications for library instructionSubject searching in the OPAC is the most problematic of all search types, causing far greater difficulty for patrons than keyword searching and known-item searching. This study combines two methodologies--transaction...
From:Library Resources & Technical Services (Vol. 51, Issue 3) Peer-Reviewed
Searching titles with initial articles in library catalogs: a case study and search behavior analysis.This study examines problems caused by initial articles in library catalogs. The problematic records observed are those whose titles begin with a word erroneously considered to be an article at the retrieval stage. Many...
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