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Book Jacket as Access Mechanism: An Attribute Rich Resource for Functional Access to Academic Books

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Article discussing book jackets as access mechanisms. Models of document searching and book jacket design are discussed in relation to the individual scholarly searcher and new modes of document searching.

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O'Connor, Brian Clark & O'Connor, Mary K. September 1998.

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Article discussing book jackets as access mechanisms. Models of document searching and book jacket design are discussed in relation to the individual scholarly searcher and new modes of document searching.

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Abstract: Book jackets provide a model for access to documents on the World Wide Web. They demonstrate a means for making available many of the representational attributes important to making relevance judgements. Such attributes have been posited for retrieval models for some time, but have not been implemented in most formal access systems. Even in the Web environment physical availability is not the same as accessibility. The attribute categories discussed here emerged from 228 book jackets for non-fiction works in a medium size academic library. Models of document searching and book jacket design are discussed in relation to the individual scholarly searcher and new modes of document searching.

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  • First Monday, 1998, Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago. Library

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  • Publication Title: First Monday
  • Volume: 3
  • Issue: 9-7
  • Pages: 16
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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O'Connor, Brian Clark & O'Connor, Mary K. Book Jacket as Access Mechanism: An Attribute Rich Resource for Functional Access to Academic Books, article, September 1998; [Chicago, Illinois]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc71803/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.