Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105277
Title:
Subject retrieval in OPAC's: a study of three interfaces
Author:
Schallier, Wouter
Editors:
Gascón, Jesús; Burguillos, Ferran; Pons, Amadeu
Citation:
Subject retrieval in OPAC's: a study of three interfaces 2005, :557-567
Publisher:
Departament de Biblioteconomia i Documentació de la Universitat de Barcelona
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105277
Submitted date:
2006-08-17
Abstract:
In this paper we study three OPAC interfaces of K.U.Leuven University Library. All three interfaces have been on-line between 2002 and 2005. The characteristics of these OPACs (search fields, labeling of the fields, search facilities, searching vs. browsing, basic vs. advanced search) are systematically examined. Special attention is given to subject search and display, and more specifically to Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). This comparison is particularly interesting because the indexing and classification tools (UDC, Library of Congress Subject Headings, MeSH) remain the same in all three OPACs. However, the way these tools are presented for subject retrieval in the respective OPACs undergoes an interesting evolution. It is demonstrated that subject search and display in library catalogs can be largely improved by investing in optimal use of existing tools. We also stress the importance of user-oriented OPAC design.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification; Information Retrieval; Knowledge Representation
Local subject classification:
knowledge organization; knowledge representation; OPAC; subject retrieval; subject display; bibliographic records; classification; subject headings; UDC; LCSH; MeSH; search interfaces; UDC in OPAC; virtual library shelves; subject hierarchy

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSchallier, Wouteren_US
dc.contributor.editorGascón, Jesúsen_US
dc.contributor.editorBurguillos, Ferranen_US
dc.contributor.editorPons, Amadeuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-17T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:22:52Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-08-17en_US
dc.identifier.citationSubject retrieval in OPAC's: a study of three interfaces 2005, :557-567en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105277-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we study three OPAC interfaces of K.U.Leuven University Library. All three interfaces have been on-line between 2002 and 2005. The characteristics of these OPACs (search fields, labeling of the fields, search facilities, searching vs. browsing, basic vs. advanced search) are systematically examined. Special attention is given to subject search and display, and more specifically to Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). This comparison is particularly interesting because the indexing and classification tools (UDC, Library of Congress Subject Headings, MeSH) remain the same in all three OPACs. However, the way these tools are presented for subject retrieval in the respective OPACs undergoes an interesting evolution. It is demonstrated that subject search and display in library catalogs can be largely improved by investing in optimal use of existing tools. We also stress the importance of user-oriented OPAC design.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherDepartament de Biblioteconomia i Documentació de la Universitat de Barcelonaen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subjectInformation Retrievalen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Representationen_US
dc.subject.otherknowledge organizationen_US
dc.subject.otherknowledge representationen_US
dc.subject.otherOPACen_US
dc.subject.othersubject retrievalen_US
dc.subject.othersubject displayen_US
dc.subject.otherbibliographic recordsen_US
dc.subject.otherclassificationen_US
dc.subject.othersubject headingsen_US
dc.subject.otherUDCen_US
dc.subject.otherLCSHen_US
dc.subject.otherMeSHen_US
dc.subject.othersearch interfacesen_US
dc.subject.otherUDC in OPACen_US
dc.subject.othervirtual library shelvesen_US
dc.subject.othersubject hierarchyen_US
dc.titleSubject retrieval in OPAC's: a study of three interfacesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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