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Kalin, Sally W. – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1991
Describes a study that was conducted to determine whether the searching behavior of remote users of LIAS (Library Information Access System), Pennsylvania State University's online public access catalog (OPAC), differed from those using the OPAC within the library. Differences in search strategies and in user satisfaction are discussed. (eight…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Library Catalogs
Hert, Carol A.; Nilan, Michael S. – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1991
Presents preliminary data that characterizes the relationship between what users say they are trying to accomplish when using an online public access catalog (OPAC) and their perceptions of what input to give the system. Human-machine interaction is discussed, and appropriate methods for evaluating information retrieval systems are considered. (18…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Information Retrieval
Spink, Amanda; Beatty, Leslie – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1995
Results are reported from a study that investigated the extent to which academic library end users conducted multiple search sessions with online public access catalogs or CD-ROM databases at different stages of their information seeking related to a research project. Implications for training, retrieval systems design, and further research are…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer System Design, Databases, Higher Education
Hert, Carol A. – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1992
Presents preliminary findings of a study that developed descriptions of the behaviors and underlying cognitive processes observed during information retrieval interactions. Data from talk-aloud protocols and postsearch interviews from users of online public access catalogs in academic libraries are examined. (20 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cognitive Processes, Higher Education, Induction
Gant, Stephen P. – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1995
Discussion of information filters focuses on the results of the first phase of a user study of a filter and describes the background, experience, and computer usage habits of the subjects before they began using the filter. Topics include e-mail; listservs; and information searching tools, including library online public access catalogs.…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Electronic Mail, Information Seeking, Learning Experience
Hert, Carol A. – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1995
Describes an inductive, qualitative study of 30 Syracuse University students that investigated the situated nature of action during interactions with an online public access catalog. Highlights include elements of situatedness, with examples; the mapping of individual searches; and users' goals and stopping behavior. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Interviews
Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1995
Presents abstracts of 15 special interest group (SIG) sessions. Topics include navigation and information utilization in the Internet, natural language processing, automatic indexing, image indexing, classification, users' models of database searching, online public access catalogs, education for information professions, information services,…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Automatic Indexing, Classification, Conferences
Solomon, Paul – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1992
Explores the dynamics of information system use to understand the requirements of intelligent information systems. Highlights include the novice/expert distinction and the development of skills from novice to expert; methods for understanding dynamics; and a study of elementary school children's use of an online public access catalog in grades…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 1, Information Retrieval, Information Systems