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ERIC Number: EJ1151078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Inconsistencies between Academic E-Book Platforms: A Comparison of Metadata and Search Results
Wiersma, Gabrielle; Tovstiadi, Esta
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v17 n3 p617-648 Jul 2017
This article presents the results of a study of academic e-books that compared the metadata and search results from major academic e-book platforms. The authors collected data and performed a series of test searches designed to produce the same result regardless of platform. Testing, however, revealed metadata-related errors and significant variation in search results that could impact the user experience. This article describes how other libraries could perform this type of testing and how this information could be used to inform the selection of e-books that are available on multiple platforms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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