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How Do Patrons Search the Online Catalog When No One's Looking? Transaction Log Analysis and Implications for Bibliographic Instruction and Systems Design.

Author: Patricia M Wallace
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:RQ v33 n2 p239-52 Win 1993
Database:ERIC The ERIC database is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education.
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Describes a study that electronically monitored 11 public access terminals at the University of Colorado libraries to produce transaction logs that were used to gather statistics and analyze users' behavior when searching online catalogs. Implications for search instruction and systems design are suggested. (Contains 13 references.) (LRW)
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia M Wallace
ISSN:0033-7072
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 424836470
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Describes a study that electronically monitored 11 public access terminals at the University of Colorado libraries to produce transaction logs that were used to gather statistics and analyze users' behavior when searching online catalogs. Implications for search instruction and systems design are suggested. (Contains 13 references.) (LRW)

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