User Searches in IMLS DCC Collection Registry: Transaction Log Analysis Metadata
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- Main Title User Searches in IMLS DCC Collection Registry: Transaction Log Analysis
Author: Zavalina, OksanaCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
- Creation: 2006
- Content Description: This technical report discusses user searches in IMLS DCC collection registry.
- Physical Description: 36 p.
- Keyword: subject access
- Keyword: collections
- Keyword: collection registries
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of InformationCode: UNTCOI
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc77123
- Academic Department: Library and Information Science
- 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.