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*Dr. V's Strategies Poster

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*The Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques (You've seen this before, please review the strategies Bates describes.) The classic model of information retrieval (IR) used in information science research for over twenty-five years can be characterized as follows (Compare Robertson [3], especially p. 129): This model has been very productive and has promoted our understanding of information retrieval in many ways. However, as Kuhn [4] noted, major models that are as central to a field as this one is, eventually begin to show inadequacies as testing leads to greater and greater understanding of the processes being studied. The limitations of the original model's representation of the phenomenon of interest become more and more evident.

Some secret strategies for serious searchers - NeverEndingSearch I designed and currently teach a course called Search and the Information Landscape. What I love about the course is getting my graduate students to think about their search habits and recognize what works. I also introduce a few classic strategies that have been around in the literature about online searching since the pre-web days. What I am finding is having names for these things kinda matters. Chapter 1. LMS Embedded Librarianship and the Educational Role of Librarians LMS Embedded Librarianship Librarians have long sought new ways to reach out to their users and support those users’ research needs. In the age of limited collections of printed materials, libraries drew researchers and readers into their edifices to make use of the library’s resources.

Implementing a Bento-Style Search in LibGuides v2 By Aaron Tay and Feng Yikang Introduction Like many university libraries, the National University of Singapore (NUS) Libraries provides online guides, which are created to increase exposure and use of library resources. They are starting points for research, with links to scholarly journals and specialized sources relating to topics and subjects. NUS Libraries has offered guides since 2007 and, in 2010, subscribed to SpringShare’s content management system, LibGuides. Online Searching: 7 Free Text Synopsis. Free text (FT) searching allows searchers to use any words and phrases in their search statements, not just those that come from the database’s controlled vocabulary (CV). Use it to extend searching to the entire surrogate record, even to entire full-texts, and to produce high recall results, that is, searches with as many relevant sources as possible.

To Bento or Not to Bento – Displaying search results Many academic institutions – including my own – have moved to a “bento-box” style search result display: a single search box that returns side-by-side results from multiple library search tools, e.g., library catalog, article index, institutional repository, website, LibGuides, etc. In this post, I explore the pros and cons of “bento-ing.” Why to Bento EBSCO Information Services New Resources for Chinese Studies and More Post by Rachel Freeman Posted on May 25, 2017 in EBSCO Discovery Service With EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), the highest quality information resources are at your fingertips. To improve your EDS experience, new content is regularly made available from the world's top publishers

the bigot in the machine – barbara fister The New York Technical Services Librarians, an organization that has been active since 1923 – imagine all that has happened in tech services since 1923! – invited me to give a talk about bias in algorithms. They quickly got a recording up on their site and I am, more slowly, providing the transcript. Thanks for the invite and all the tech support, NYTSL! The Bigot in the Machine: Bias in Algorithmic Systems