User Searches in IMLS DCC Collection Registry: Transaction Log Analysis

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This technical report discusses user searches in IMLS DCC collection registry.

Creator(s): Zavalina, Oksana
Creation Date: 2006
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UNT College of Information
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Zavalina, Oksana

University of North Texas

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  • Creation: 2006
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This technical report discusses user searches in IMLS DCC collection registry.

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Abstract: Subject access to collections has been in the focus of attention of LIS field for decades. A number of catalog use studies have been conducted in attempts to better understand its role and the problems user faces while searching for the information on a particular topic, with transaction log analysis being one of the methods widely employed by these studies. However, issues of subject access in federated collections, where the "unit of analysis" is a collection rather than an item search, have not yet been investigated. This paper reports an attempt of such an analysis performed on the IMLS Digital Collection Registry transaction log dataset.

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36 p.

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Keyword(s): subject access | collections | collection registries
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UNT College of Information
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