Library Trends 61 (1) Summer 2012: Next-Generation Discovery and Access in Library Catalogs (Restricted)

 

Library Trends 61 (1) Summer 2012: Next-Generation Discovery and Access in Library Catalogs. Edited by Kathryn La Barre.

A common contextual device in classic filmmaking, the establishing shot situates or provides the foundation for a scene by connecting important people, places, and developments. It helps the viewer appreciate the outlook of a film and may assist the viewer in the act of becoming immersed in the viewpoint and experiential stance of the filmmaker. The chief motivation for this issue is the act of creating an establishing shot. The articles and case studies highlighted herein seek to both interrogate and contribute to the ongoing conversation about the unfolding roles of the library catalogue in discovery and access to information. Any such effort must also acknowledge the limitations inherent in such an enterprise. The narrative contained in these pages is partial and imperfect, even as this issue’s articles include investigations of the historical background of developments and innovations, as well as a smattering of works that articulate and describe both the theories and practices of approaches to next-generation discovery and access. The voices in these pages provide a mere sampling of a rich universe of experimentation, instantiation, and implementation. Through the creation of an establishing shot, this issue aims to provide a permanent record of the current state of “next-generation” library catalogues.


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  • Chang, Hsia-Ching (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    The Twitter hashtag is a unique tagging format linking Tweets to user-defined concepts. The aim of the paper is to describe various applications of Twitter hashtags and to determine the functional characteristics of ...

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  • Pirmann, Carrie (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), the standard subject language used in library catalogues, are often criticized for their lack of currency, biased language, and atypical syndetic structure. Conversely, folksonomies ...

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  • Lynema, Emily; Lown, Cory; Woodbury, David (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    Although academic libraries are increasingly converting stacks into collaborative spaces and physical books and journals are being replaced by their electronic counterparts, the concept of browsing as a means of discovery ...

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  • Skinner, Debra G. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    As of spring semester 2010, Georgia Southern University began using a VuFind implementation as the default access to the library catalogue on the library Web page while maintaining a secondary link to the traditional ...

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  • Majors, Rice (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    One of the presumed advantages of next-generation library catalogue interfaces is that the user experience is improved—that it is both richer and more intuitive. Often the interfaces come with little or no user-facing ...

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