Show simple item record Graham, Rumi Y. 2014-10-24T14:55:25Z 2014-10-24T14:55:25Z 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Graham, R. Y. (2004). Subject no-hits searches in an academic library online catalog: an exploration of two potential ameliorations. College & research libraries, 65(1), 36-54. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper describes a study that explored ways in which users’ subject-searching problems in a local online catalog might be reduced. On a weekly basis, the author reviewed catalog transaction logs to identify topics of subject searches retrieving no records for which appropriate information resources may actually be represented in the catalog. For topics thus identified, the author explored two potential ameliorations of the no-hits search results through the use of authority record cross-references and "pathfinder” records providing brief instructions on search refinement. This paper describes the study findings, discusses possible concerns regard­ing the amelioration methods used, outlines additional steps needed to determine whether the potential ameliorations make a difference to users’ searching experiences, and suggests related areas for further research. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher American Library Association en_US
dc.subject Cross references (Information retrieval) en_US
dc.subject Information retrieval en_US
dc.subject Authority files (Information retrieval) en_US
dc.subject Subject cataloging en_US
dc.subject Subject headings en_US
dc.subject Searching, Bibliographical en_US
dc.title Library online catalog: an exploration of two potential ameliorations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Library en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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