User Searches in IMLS DCC Collection Registry: Transaction Log Analysis Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title User Searches in IMLS DCC Collection Registry: Transaction Log Analysis

Creator

  • Author: Zavalina, Oksana
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2006

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This technical report discusses user searches in IMLS DCC collection registry.
  • Physical Description: 36 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: subject access
  • Keyword: collections
  • Keyword: collection registries

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Information
    Code: UNTCOI

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc77123

Degree

  • Academic Department: Library and Information Science

Note

  • Display Note: 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.