ERIC Number: ED042471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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On Browsing: The Use of Search Theory in the Search for Information.
Morse, Philip M.
Search theory, originally developed for antisubmarine search, is applied to the scanning of library shelves for books of interest, or of a computerized abstract catalog for items of immediate application. Procedures optimizing the information to be found are discussed, as well as methods whereby the operational parameters can be measured. The organization and reorganization of a library, or other information system, so as to improve its response to a searcher, are treated and curves are provided which indicate the degree and nature of the reorganization which can optimize this improvement. (Author)
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Storage, Information Utilization, Search Strategies, Use Studies
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 702 920, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Office, Durham, NC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.