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Title:Large-scale digital library user searching: What role does domain play?
Author(s):Zavalina, Oksana L.; Vassilieva, Elena V.
Subject(s):digital libraries
domain-specific digital libraries
domain-independent digital libraries
information search
search queries
search categories
transaction log analysis
Abstract:This poster presents findings of an exploratory comparative analysis of user search queries in three large-scale digital libraries: two domain-specific (National Science Digital Library and Opening History) functioning in the domains of STEM education and US history, and one domain-independent (IMLS Digital Collections and Content). Results suggest that domain-based differences (i.e., difference in user searching between the digital libraries representing different domains) are more substantial than differences in user searching between domain-specific and domain-independent large-scale digital libraries. These findings may have implications for design and evaluation of large-scale aggregations of digitized materials.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Zavalina, O.L., & Vassilieva, E.V. (2013). Large-scale digital library user searching: What role does domain play? iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 692-696). doi:10.9776/13322
Genre:Conference Poster
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03

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