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Based on a series of studies performed by ERIC/Information Resources staff and consultants which focused on the activities of over 40 experienced online searchers, this report offers the following suggestions for enhancing certain online retrieval...
Levels of Question Formulation in Negotiation of Information Need during the Online Presearch Interview: A Proposed Model
Information Processing and Management Vol. 17, No. 5 (1981) pp. 215–25
Assesses the adequacy of Robert S. Taylor's model of question formulation in the context of online presearch interviews, and presents an altered model which introduces the bearers of needs and makes distinctions about those needs as isolated or...
Using the ERIC/ONTAP file, student searchers may improve their online skills by employing an 8-step search strategy technique. ERIC/ONTAP, now available through LRS/DIALOG, uses a subset of the ERIC file with built-in answer sets and a special...
Online Review Vol. 4, No. 3 (September 1980) pp. 225–36
Describes a series of studies conducted to determine how ERIC online searchers were using free and controlled vocabulary in their search statements and to understand relevance implications of the resultant differences. (SW)
Information Technology and Libraries Vol. 2, No. 4 (1983) pp. 381–87
Findings of focused-group interviews conducted for OCLC study of library users and online public access catalogs (OPACs) indicate users like OPACs, have problems finding right subject heading, envision features to improve subject access, want access ...
Characteristics of Subject Heading Records in the Machine-Readable Library of Congress Subject Headings
Information Technology and Libraries Vol. 8, No. 2 (1989) pp. 203–9
Details the characteristics of authority records in the machine readable Library of Congress Subject Headings. Statistics are given on occurrences of variable length fields and the length and maximum length of such fields in subject heading records. ...
Information Technology and Libraries Vol. 4, No. 2 (1985) pp. 91–111
Presents overview of library classification and automation (1940-84), including use of Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification in online cataloging systems. Highlights include classification number access in existing online catalogs,...
Catalog Use Studies--Since the Introduction of Online Interactive Catalogs: Impact on Design for Subject Access
Library and Information Science Research Vol. 5, No. 4 (1983) pp. 337–63
This review of the transition from library card catalogs to online public access catalogs (OPAC) (1981-1982) discusses methods employed by online catalog use studies (self-administered questionnaires, OPAC transaction logs, focused-group interviews, ...
Library Hi Tech Vol. 8, No. 3 (1990) pp. 7–20
Discusses topics related to use of search trees to enhance subject searching in online catalogs: subject searching in existing systems; search trees defined; highlights of a study of subject queries; normalized subject headings; the exact approach...
Karen Markey; Annie Armstrong; Sandy De Groote; Michael Fosmire; Laura Fuderer; Kelly Garrett; Helen Georgas; Linda Sharp; Cheri Smith; Michael Spaly; Joni E. Warner
portal: Libraries and the Academy Vol. 5, No. 4 (October 2005) pp. 527–544
A test of the effectiveness of interactive multimedia Web sites demonstrates that library users' topic knowledge was significantly greater after visiting the sites than before. Library users want more such sites about library services, their majors, ...