Library metrics – studying academic users’ information retrieval behavior: A case study of an Israeli university library

Riki Greenberg, Judit Bar-Ilan

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to get insights on library users’ information retrieval behavior, as reflected in log files, reports, and publishers’ counts. From the data it appears that the library’s discovery tool is not the major source for accessing full text items and the patrons often prefer other sources such as Google Scholar. Google Scholar cannot replace the library, but it can link users to resources that the patrons can access, through library subscriptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-467
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Librarianship and Information Science
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Academic libraries use
  • Google Scholar
  • discovery tool
  • federated search
  • information access behavior
  • information retrieval behavior
  • link resolver

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