Initial Articles in Library Catalog Title Searches: An Impediment to Information Retrieval

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106199
Title:
Initial Articles in Library Catalog Title Searches: An Impediment to Information Retrieval
Author:
Corrado, Edward M.
Editors:
Grove, Andrew
Citation:
Initial Articles in Library Catalog Title Searches: An Impediment to Information Retrieval 2006, 43
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106199
Submitted date:
2006-11-15
Abstract:
Initial articles have posed difficulty for end-users since the first online library catalogs. This study examines the way users search using left-anchored title searches for items that contain insignificant initial articles in a library catalog. It also investigates how users react when they do not find an item because their search phrase included an insignificant initial article. The results show that a considerable number of users do not find existing titles that have insignificant initial articles because their search strategy does not coincide with the way the Library Management System was designed to handle index and retrieve these titles. Suggestions for further research are offered.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Library Systems; Academic Libraries; User Studies
Local subject classification:
initial articles; library catalogs; ILS; LMS; searching

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCorrado, Edward M.en_US
dc.contributor.editorGrove, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-15T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:42:25Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-15en_US
dc.identifier.citationInitial Articles in Library Catalog Title Searches: An Impediment to Information Retrieval 2006, 43en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106199-
dc.description.abstractInitial articles have posed difficulty for end-users since the first online library catalogs. This study examines the way users search using left-anchored title searches for items that contain insignificant initial articles in a library catalog. It also investigates how users react when they do not find an item because their search phrase included an insignificant initial article. The results show that a considerable number of users do not find existing titles that have insignificant initial articles because their search strategy does not coincide with the way the Library Management System was designed to handle index and retrieve these titles. Suggestions for further research are offered.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Systemsen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherinitial articlesen_US
dc.subject.otherlibrary catalogsen_US
dc.subject.otherILSen_US
dc.subject.otherLMSen_US
dc.subject.othersearchingen_US
dc.titleInitial Articles in Library Catalog Title Searches: An Impediment to Information Retrievalen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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