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Improving Personal-Name Searching in Online Catalogs


Information Technology and Libraries Volume 15, Number 3, ISSN 0730-9295


This article studies the performance of online catalog user queries involving personal names and recommends system improvements based on the results. It examines various personal name queries, the construction of bibliographic data, and subject headings. Testing done on an experimental online catalog found search tree designs to reduce system failures. System prompts also produced more accurate results. (LAM)


Drabenstott, K.M. & Weller, M.S. (1996). Improving Personal-Name Searching in Online Catalogs. Information Technology and Libraries, 15(3), 135. Retrieved March 19, 2019 from .

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