Sigfrid
Lundberg´s
Stuff

2007

Sigfrid Lundberg's Stuff

Usage of digital resources with respect to method of publishing
I compared the usage of Digital material in relation to whether the material was hidden away in the the library opac or published on our web site. The result was as expected a disappointment for those who regard the Library catalogue as an important vehicle for dissemination of digital material
The Library, Library catalogues, Digital libraries, Internet, Structural web design, 2007

What do our users expect from the search field on our top page?
What can deduced by analyses of the search terms entered into the search field on the home page of a large modern library? Could we possibly regard this form as the digital library´s information desk, and the queries as the request from its patrons? If we do that, what could we then learn about the quality of service? In this note we do just that. We regard the terms entered into the form as manifestation of our patrons needs and in order to find out what they need, we have performed a preliminary text mining exercise. We hope that this will help us designing a new search facility that will better answer the needs of our users.
Web indexing, Harvesting, Library catalogues, Structural web design, 2007

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My name is Sigfrid Lundberg. The stuff I publish here may, or may not, be of interest for anyone else.

On this site there is material on photography, music, literature and other stuff I enjoy in life. However, most of it is related to my profession as an Internet programmer and software developer within the area of digital libraries at the Royal Library, Copenhagen (Denmark) and, before that, Lund university (Sweden).

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