Gaining Weight for Good Reason:Analysis of Fuller Bibliographic Records in SupportingKeyword Search                       ...
An OverviewReality:  Library users turn to search engines as their first choice for  seeking information.Analysis:  Very o...
Users’ Search Behavior“People describe things differently, so it is upto the searcher to use multiple terms andphrases, to...
Words in NowadaysIn physical environments, size, shape, color,and location set objects apart.In the digital realm, we rely...
Words in Nowadays“As a vital ingredient in the online searchprocess, keywords have become part of oureveryday experience. ...
Special Words (or Jargons)The rare terms occur infrequently, but whenthey do occur they are likely to be crucial towhat is...
Comparison: Search in Library Online Catalog - Search Engine                                   Information searchers   Sea...
Case Studies IStokstad, Marilyn: Art History. Upper SaddleRiver, N.J.: Pearson Education, 3rd edition,2008.- Bibliographic...
Case Studies IIWonders of the world as seen and described bygreat writers, collected and edited by EstherSingleton, New Yo...
Case Studies IIIChen, Tian-Quan. Non-equilibrium statisticalmechanics: without the assumption of molecularchaos. River Edg...
Case Studies IVE-book: Advanced formal verification, edited byRolf Drechsler. Boston: Kluwer AcademicPublishers, c2004.- B...
Conclusion- To date, bibliographic records have NOT     adequately reflected the rich content of library     resources and...
Suggestion Make bibliographic control dynamic Adding TOCs into bibliographic records Original catalogers should take re...
Final Word Libraries have been collecting records of human civilization and knowledge for centuries. These contents are no...
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Gaining Weight for Good Reason: Analysis of Fuller Bibliographic Records in Supporting Keyword Search - Lisa Zhao

  1. 1. Gaining Weight for Good Reason:Analysis of Fuller Bibliographic Records in SupportingKeyword Search Lisa Zhao Assistant Catalog Librarian Clinical Associate Professor Catalog Dept. Daley Library Univ. of ILL at Chicago
  2. 2. An OverviewReality: Library users turn to search engines as their first choice for seeking information.Analysis: Very often, users cannot find some resources from the library online catalog that even the library has when search by their own words.Consequence: - Many library materials consequently become “hidden items,” left on the shelf not being used, faces being weeded; - Library loses users. 5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 2
  3. 3. Users’ Search Behavior“People describe things differently, so it is upto the searcher to use multiple terms andphrases, to search creatively, and to recognizethe importance of context. Traditionalsearching used controlled vocabularies andhuman assigned thesauri. The buzzword todayis folksonomies, or uncontrolled vocabularies.” Ojala, Marydee: Changes in Search Behavior, Online, v.31: issue 1, Jan/Feb, 2007, p.14-15.5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 3
  4. 4. Words in NowadaysIn physical environments, size, shape, color,and location set objects apart.In the digital realm, we rely heavily on words,words as labels, words as links. Morville, Peter: Ambient Findability, 20055/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 4
  5. 5. Words in Nowadays“As a vital ingredient in the online searchprocess, keywords have become part of oureveryday experience. We feed keywords intoGoogle, Yahoo!, MSN, eBay, and Amazon. Wesearch for news, products, people, usedfurniture, and music. And words are the keyour success.” Morville, Peter: Ambient Findability, 20055/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 5
  6. 6. Special Words (or Jargons)The rare terms occur infrequently, but whenthey do occur they are likely to be crucial towhat is being said, and the reader might wellwant to look them up. “… the words we ignorefor the purposes of the exercise may be veryrare, but in context they may be veryimportant.” Facts about the language, AskOxford.com: http://www.askoxford.com/oec/mainpage/oec02/?view=uk (April. 12, 2010 accessed)5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 6
  7. 7. Comparison: Search in Library Online Catalog - Search Engine Information searchers Search engine’s interface Library online catalog interface Full-text Contents of the Bibliographic Records online works ? A B Input by millions of Input by a few catalogers authors in each institution Full-text Contents of works (print + ER) 5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 7
  8. 8. Case Studies IStokstad, Marilyn: Art History. Upper SaddleRiver, N.J.: Pearson Education, 3rd edition,2008.- Bibliographic content- How much we missed- The effect5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 8
  9. 9. Case Studies IIWonders of the world as seen and described bygreat writers, collected and edited by EstherSingleton, New York: Dodd, Mead & company,1912.- Bibliographic content- How much we missed- The effect5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 9
  10. 10. Case Studies IIIChen, Tian-Quan. Non-equilibrium statisticalmechanics: without the assumption of molecularchaos. River Edge, N.J.: World Scientific, c2003.- Bibliographic content- How much we missed- Result 5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 10
  11. 11. Case Studies IVE-book: Advanced formal verification, edited byRolf Drechsler. Boston: Kluwer AcademicPublishers, c2004.- Bibliographic content- How much we missed- Result5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 11
  12. 12. Conclusion- To date, bibliographic records have NOT adequately reflected the rich content of library resources and met users’ need in the web environment as well.- Countless library resources are poorly represented by UNDERNOURISHED bibliographic records. Therefore, these resources have little chance to be found by the search beyond standard bibliographic access points in the library online catalog.5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 12
  13. 13. Suggestion Make bibliographic control dynamic Adding TOCs into bibliographic records Original catalogers should take responsibility Change the link to the TOC in a bibliographic record into the real content 5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 13
  14. 14. Final Word Libraries have been collecting records of human civilization and knowledge for centuries. These contents are not easily replaceable by or findable from the current online content in a short time. We have responsibility to present them to our users.A genie—library collections—has been locked in its smalllamp—the traditional bibliographic record—not easilydiscovered for centuries. Once we release it from the lamp,it will reveal the power of library collections. 5/22/2010 CALAMW 2010 Annual Program 14

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