Library users expect link resolvers to provide full text while librarians expect accurate results. A review of: Wakimoto, Jina Choi, David S. Walker, and Katherine S. Dabbour. "The Myths and Realities of SFX in Academic Libraries."

Furlan, Wendy (2006) Library users expect link resolvers to provide full text while librarians expect accurate results. A review of: Wakimoto, Jina Choi, David S. Walker, and Katherine S. Dabbour. "The Myths and Realities of SFX in Academic Libraries.". Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 1 4: 60-63.

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Author Furlan, Wendy
Title Library users expect link resolvers to provide full text while librarians expect accurate results. A review of: Wakimoto, Jina Choi, David S. Walker, and Katherine S. Dabbour. "The Myths and Realities of SFX in Academic Libraries."
Journal name Evidence Based Library and Information Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1715-720X
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 1
Issue 4
Start page 60
End page 63
Total pages 4
Editor Lindsay Glynn
Alison Brettle
Denise Koufogiannakis
Pam Ryan
Place of publication Edmonton, AB, Canada
Publisher Learning Services, University of Alberta
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
280102 Information Systems Management
700201 Library and related information services
Formatted abstract
Objective – To determine how successful the link resolver, SFX, is in meeting the expectations of library users and librarians.

Design – Analysis of an online user survey, library staff focus groups, retrospective analysis of system statistics, and test searches.

Setting – Two California State University campus libraries in the United States: Northbridge, with over 31,000 students on campus, and San Marcos, with over 7,300 students on campus.

Subjects – A total of 453 online survey responses were submitted from library users, 421 from Northbridge and 32 from San Marcos. Twenty librarians took part in the focus groups conducted with library staff consisting of 14 of the 23 librarians from Northbridge (2 from technical services and 12 from public services), and 6 of the 10 San Marcos librarians (3 from technical services and 3 from public services). No further information was provided on the characteristics of the subjects.

Methods – An online survey was offered to users of the two campus libraries for a two-week period in May 2004...
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Subtitle: "The Journal of Academic Librarianship 32.2(Mar.2006):127‐36".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2007 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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