Designing A Simple Resource Search UI for the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105730
Title:
Designing A Simple Resource Search UI for the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
Author:
Weatherley, John; Weingart, Troy
Citation:
Designing A Simple Resource Search UI for the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) 2000,
Issue Date:
2000
Description:
Digital Library for Earth Science Education, DLESE
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105730
Submitted date:
2004-10-29
Abstract:
The focus of our project was to build functional prototype of the discovery system user interface (UI) for the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE). The prototype had two goals: first to show a proof of concept for the DLESE project and second to provide an initial search and discovery implementation that can be extended to include multiple heterogeneous data collections in future iterations. Our design goal was to ensure that userâ s desired information be easy and convenient to discover via the UI. We focused on three components with this goal in mind: first a keyword search designed so that the most relevant information was returned at the top of the results list. Second a â browseâ search that provided a summary of the resource topology in one simple view. Third a clear and concise presentation of search results that allow users to evaluate desired information quickly. Once the prototype was up and running we conducted user tests. The results of these tests and our recommendations for future iterations of the DLESE search engine are outlined at the end of this report.
Type:
Report
Language:
en
Keywords:
Evaluation; Information Seeking Behaviors; Digital Libraries
Local subject classification:
National Science Digital Library; NSDL; Digital Library for Earth Science Education; DLESE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWeatherley, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeingart, Troyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-10-29T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:33:19Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.date.submitted2004-10-29en_US
dc.identifier.citationDesigning A Simple Resource Search UI for the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) 2000,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105730-
dc.descriptionDigital Library for Earth Science Education, DLESEen_US
dc.description.abstractThe focus of our project was to build functional prototype of the discovery system user interface (UI) for the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE). The prototype had two goals: first to show a proof of concept for the DLESE project and second to provide an initial search and discovery implementation that can be extended to include multiple heterogeneous data collections in future iterations. Our design goal was to ensure that userâ s desired information be easy and convenient to discover via the UI. We focused on three components with this goal in mind: first a keyword search designed so that the most relevant information was returned at the top of the results list. Second a â browseâ search that provided a summary of the resource topology in one simple view. Third a clear and concise presentation of search results that allow users to evaluate desired information quickly. Once the prototype was up and running we conducted user tests. The results of these tests and our recommendations for future iterations of the DLESE search engine are outlined at the end of this report.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEvaluationen_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherNational Science Digital Libraryen_US
dc.subject.otherNSDLen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital Library for Earth Science Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherDLESEen_US
dc.titleDesigning A Simple Resource Search UI for the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)en_US
dc.typeReporten_US
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