Document (#3290)

Author
Ensor, P.
Title
Knowledge level of users and nonusers of keyword/Boolean searching on an online public access catalog
Source
RQ. 32(1992) no.1, S.60-74
Year
1992
Abstract
As more sophisticated searching capabilities become available on OPACs, librarians must wonder whether providing them is worthwhile. In order to determine whether users and nonusers of capabilities such as keyword and Boolean searching actually know how to use them properly, a survey was conducted of users of the NOTIS in Indiana State University Library. Results show a low degree of knowledge about keyword searching and points to the need for a built-in, easily used capability that does not require users to learn all the difficult precepts to be paid to automated aids to determining correct terminology for searching
Theme
OPAC
Benutzerstudien

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