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Traditional IR for web users: a context for general audience digital libraries

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Traditional IR for web users: a context for general audience digital libraries
The emergence of general audience digital libraries (GADLs) defines a context that represents a hybrid of both ``traditional'' IR, using primarily bibliographic resources provided by database vendors, and ``popular'' IR, exemplified by public search systems available on the World Wide Web. Findings of a study investigating end-user searching and response to a GADL are reported. Data collected from a Web-based end-user survey and data logs of resource usage for a Web-based GADL were analyzed for user characteristics, patterns of access and use, and user feedback. Cross-tabulations using respondent demographics revealed several key differences in how the system was used and valued by users of different age groups. Older users valued the service more than younger users and engaged in different searching and viewing behaviors. The GADL more closely resembles traditional retrieval systems in terms of content and purpose of use, but is more similar to popular IR systems ...
Dietmar Wolfram, Hong (Iris) Xie
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where IPM
Authors Dietmar Wolfram, Hong (Iris) Xie
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