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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-ReviewedSubject 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-ReviewedThis 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...
From:Library Trends (Vol. 52, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedABSTRACT RARE BOOK, MANUSCRIPT, AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS libraries remain both more difficult and more forbidding to use than any other parts of most libraries. A shift from an ethos that emphasized acquisition,...
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