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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the recent history of library systems with a view to illustrating the impact of federated search systems on reinvigorating the role of the library system. Design/methodology/approach – A narrative account of the impact of digital library...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use new data to explore the pertinence, to the work of an information professional dealing with inquiries, of an existing typology indicating the forms of action taken by people when approached for information by youngsters. Design/methodology/approach –...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the second part of three inter‐related studies investigating the use and usability of e‐books in higher education based on experiments conducted at the University of Strathclyde. Design/methodology/approach – The research discussed here involved...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how using a learning diary can enable researchers to gain a deeper insight into end users’ information searching behaviour and how it can improve users’ search skills as well. Design/methodology/approach – The study adopted a qualitative...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe a “scientometric” analysis of a sample of research output in Physics taken from the institutional repository of the University of Strathclyde (“Strathprints”). The documents in this sample were authored over the period 2000‐2005 but were...
Purpose – With increasing amounts of user generated content being produced electronically in the form of wikis, blogs, forums etc. the purpose of this paper is to investigate a new approach to classifying ad hoc content. Design/methodology/approach – The approach applies natural language...
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