TitleInformation Retrieval in Domain Specific Databases: An Analysis to
Improve the User Interface of the Alcohol Studies Database
Uniform TitleCollege & Research Libraries
PublisherAssociation of College and Research Libraries
NameJantz, Ronald C. (author),
domain specific databases,
User interfaces (Computer systems),
Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Study and teaching
DescriptionAcademic libraries are becoming more directly involved in the design and publishing of electronic information resources, including bibliographic databases, electronic journals, and digital archives. As a result, librarians are dealing with many user interface design issues that computer scientists and information specialists in other fields have encountered. Transaction log analysis can provide a rich source of information on user behavior and insights as to how user interfaces can be improved. This article describes the methodology and results of the log analysis for the Alcohol Studies Database (ASDB), a domain-specific database supported by the Center of Alcohol Studies and Rutgers University Libraries (RUL). The goals of this study were to better understand user search behavior, to analyze failure rates, and to develop approaches for improving the user interface.
NoteJantz, Ron. "Information Retrieval in Domain-specific Databases: An Analysis to Improve the User Interface of the Alcohol Studies Database." College & Research Libraries 64.3 (2003):229-239.
NoteThis article was published in College & Research Libraries, May 2003. The published version is open access and available at: http://crl.acrl.org/content/64/3/229.abstract
CollectionJantz Ronald Collection
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsCopyright for scholarly resources published in RUcore is retained by the copyright holder. By virtue of its appearance in this open access medium, you are free to use this resource, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. Other uses, such as reproduction or republication, may require the permission of the copyright holder.