Document (#493)

Author
Cherry, J.M.
Title
Improving subject access in OPACs : an exploratory study of conversion of user queries
Source
Journal of academic librarianship. 18(1992), S.95-99
Year
1992
Abstract
In a study at the University of Toronto libraries, observers recorded protocols for 100 OPAC search sessions. This article reports on the analysis of these protocols, and examines zero-hit subject searches in particular to explore the the effectiveness of various conversions of users' queries to improve recall. Although the number of zero-hit subject searches analyzes was small, this exploratory study yielded some findings that merit consideration in efforts to improve subject access in OPACs.
Theme
OPAC
Benutzerstudien
Location
CAN

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