Web Search Engine Research

Author: Dirk Lewandowski
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780526369
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Provides an understanding of Web search engines from the unique perspective of Library and Information Science. This book explores a range of topics including retrieval effectiveness, user satisfaction, the evaluation of search interfaces, the impact of search on society, and the influence of search engine optimization (SEO) on results quality.

Web Search Public Searching of the Web

Author: Amanda Spink
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402022697
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book brings together results from the Web search studies we conducted from 1997 through 2004. The aim of our studies has been twofold: to examine how the public at large searches the Web and to highlight trends in public Web searching. The eight-year period from 1997 to 2004 saw the beginnings and maturity of public Web searching. Commercial Web search engines have come and gone, or endured, through the fall of the dot.com companies. We saw the rise and, in some cases, the demise of several high profile, publicly available Web search engines. The study of the Web search is an exciting and important area of interdisciplinary research. Our book provides a valuable insight into the growth and development of human interaction with Web search engines. In this book, our focus is on the human aspect of the interaction between user and Web search engine. We do not investigate the Web search engines themselves or their constantly changing interfaces, algorithms and features. We focus on exploring the cognitive and user aspects of public Web searching in the aggregate. We use a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods within the overall methodology known as transaction log analysis.

Library Automation and OPAC 2 0 Information Access and Services in the 2 0 Landscape

Author: Tramullas, Jesus
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466619139
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The advent of computers in libraries made library automation a hot topic in the 1980s and 1990s, but this focus has dropped off over time, leaving much library automation research outdated. Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape brings library automation back to the forefront of cutting-edge research. In today's age of Web 2.0 and social networking, libraries are entering the new Library 2.0 era, and this reference will present current and future librarians with the necessary new library automation research they will need to keep their institutions up-to-date in today's constantly changing technological environment.

Introduction to Webometrics

Author: Michael Thelwall
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 159829993X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Webometrics is concerned with measuring aspects of the web: web sites, web pages, parts of web pages, words in web pages, hyperlinks, web search engine results. The importance of the web itself as a communication medium and for hosting an increasingly wide array of documents, from journal articles to holiday brochures, needs no introduction. Given this huge and easily accessible source of information, there are limitless possibilities for measuring or counting on a huge scale (e.g., the number of web sites, the number of web pages, the number of blogs) or on a smaller scale (e.g., the number of web sites in Ireland, the number of web pages in the CNN web site, the number of blogs mentioning Barack Obama before the 2008 presidential campaign). This book argues that it can be useful for social scientists to measure aspects of the web and explains how this can be achieved on both a small and large scale. The book is intended for social scientists with research topics that are wholly or partly online (e.g., social networks, news, political communication) and social scientists with offline research topics with an online reflection, even if this is not a core component (e.g., diaspora communities, consumer culture, linguistic change). The book is also intended for library and information science students in the belief that the knowledge and techniques described will be useful for them to guide and aid other social scientists in their research. In addition, the techniques and issues are all directly relevant to library and information science research problems. Table of Contents: Introduction / Web Impact Assessment / Link Analysis / Blog Searching / Automatic Search Engine Searches: LexiURL Searcher / Web Crawling: SocSciBot / Search Engines and Data Reliability / Tracking User Actions Online / Advaned Techniques / Summary and Future Directions

Issues for Libraries and Information Science in the Internet Age

Author: Bruce A. Shuman
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088056
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work is an introduction to the Internet for students and practitioners of library and information science. It discusses the impact of the Internet on libraries, from the legal and ethical challenges to the subject content of the Web from a librarian's point of view.

Online Searching

Author: Karen Markey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442238860
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Online Searching puts the aspiring librarian on the fast track to becoming an expert searcher who unites library users with trusted sources of information to answer their questions. To accomplish this, it ushers you through online searching as a seven-step process: (1) determining what the user really wants in the reference interview, (2) identifying sources that are likely to produce relevant information for the user’s query, (3) dividing the query into big ideas and combining them logically, (4) hypothesizing whether a known item or a subject will satisfy the query, (5) representing the query as input to the search system, (6) conducting the search and responding strategically, and (7) displaying retrievals, assessing them, and responding tactically. For key concepts, Online Searching enlists multimedia, representing visually what is difficult to convey via words alone. When you analyze Online Searching’s real search topics, search online, and compare your results with its suggested answers, you’ll experience the seven-step online searching process first-hand. Included are specific recommendations about what you should teach end users about online searching and a method for quickly and efficiently familiarizing yourself with a new database and search system. Including short video demonstrations, Online Searching is your go-to guidebook for ramping yourself up from novice to expert searcher.

CoLIS 4

Author: Harry Bruce
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580164
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by leading researchers from around the world, these papers from the fourth in the series of international conferences critically explore and analyze library and information science as a discipline and field of research from historical, philosophical, theoretical, and methodological perspectives. This compilation presents the latest in both conceptual and practical developments and approaches in library and information science, in particular in the areas of information interaction, infometric approaches, and information retrieval.