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ERIC Number: EJ792752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Model for Presenting Resources in Scholar's Portal
Feeney, Mary; Newby, Jill
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v5 n2 p195-211 Apr 2005
Presenting electronic resources to users through a federated search engine introduces unique opportunities and challenges to libraries. This article reports on the decision-making tools and processes used for selecting collections of electronic resources by a project team at the University of Arizona (UA) Libraries for the Association of Research Libraries' Scholar's Portal Project. A brief overview of the Scholar's Portal Project is provided, and the approach used at the UA Libraries to implement the federated search engine is detailed. This article also reports on the results of usability testing, interviews, and a user satisfaction survey used to determine the functionality of Scholar's Portal and the search results. (Contains 2 figures and 31 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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