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Effect of Including Catalog Results in MetaLib Usage

Chenoweth, Linda and Jarvis, Mary (2009) Effect of Including Catalog Results in MetaLib Usage. In: ELUNA 2009, 6-8 May 2009, Richmond, Va..

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Linda Chenoweth, Reference Librarian/Library webmaster, West Texas A&M University; Mary Jarvis, Head of Reference, West Texas A&M University. Our library’s initial implementation of MetaLib included placing our catalog in all quick sets. Reference librarians observed student confusion from the mix of formats, and difficulty deciphering citations. Additionally, the inability to pull call number into the MetaLib record caused difficulty for students trying to locate items. This spring, we will remove the catalog from quick sets to observe the effect on searching, article retrieval, and number of hits. The presentation will discuss experimental results. We anticipate changes in both statistics, and student behavior. However, like any experiment, we may have surprising results to report!

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Event Title:ELUNA 2009
Divisions:ELUNA Conference Proceedings
ID Code:189
Deposited On:29 Dec 2009 20:00
Last Modified:27 May 2016 21:03

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