Towards the design of a full text, searchable database: implications from a study of journal usage

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105539
Title:
Towards the design of a full text, searchable database: implications from a study of journal usage
Author:
Dillon, Andrew; Richardson, John; McKnight, Cliff
Citation:
Towards the design of a full text, searchable database: implications from a study of journal usage 1988, 31(1):37-48 British Journal of Academic Librarianship
Journal:
British Journal of Academic Librarianship
Issue Date:
1988
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105539
Submitted date:
2006-06-06
Abstract:
Editor's note: This is a preprint of the paper "Towards the design of a full text, searchable database: implications from a study of journal usage" published in the British Journal of Academic Librarianship. The preprint title is slightly different. Abstract: The present paper reports on a study of journal usage amongst professional researchers. The aim of the study was to shed light on how journals are used with a view to making recommendations about the development of a full-text, searchable database that would support such usage. The results indicate that levels of usage vary over time, the range of journals covered is small and readers overlook a large proportion of the contents of articles. Furthermore, three reading strategies are observed which indicate that the structure of journal articles is not ideally suited to their uses. The implications of these findings for developing suitable computer-based applications are discussed.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
User Studies

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dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKnight, Cliffen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-06T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:27:06Z-
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-06-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationTowards the design of a full text, searchable database: implications from a study of journal usage 1988, 31(1):37-48 British Journal of Academic Librarianshipen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105539-
dc.description.abstractEditor's note: This is a preprint of the paper "Towards the design of a full text, searchable database: implications from a study of journal usage" published in the British Journal of Academic Librarianship. The preprint title is slightly different. Abstract: The present paper reports on a study of journal usage amongst professional researchers. The aim of the study was to shed light on how journals are used with a view to making recommendations about the development of a full-text, searchable database that would support such usage. The results indicate that levels of usage vary over time, the range of journals covered is small and readers overlook a large proportion of the contents of articles. Furthermore, three reading strategies are observed which indicate that the structure of journal articles is not ideally suited to their uses. The implications of these findings for developing suitable computer-based applications are discussed.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.titleTowards the design of a full text, searchable database: implications from a study of journal usageen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Academic Librarianshipen_US
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