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User evaluation of a pilot terminologies server for a distributed multi‐scheme environment

Ali Shiri (Senior Researcher, Centre for Digital Library Research, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
Dennis Nicholson (Director Centre for Digital Library Research, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
Emma McCulloch (Researcher, Centre for Digital Library Research, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

The present paper reports on a user‐centred evaluation of a pilot terminology service developed as part of the High Level Thesaurus (HILT) project at the Centre for Digital Library Research (CDLR) in the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The pilot terminology service was developed as an experimental platform to investigate issues relating to mapping between various subject schemes, namely Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), the Unesco thesaurus, and the MeSH thesaurus, in order to cater for cross‐browsing and cross‐searching across distributed digital collections and services. The aim of the evaluation reported here was to investigate users' thought processes, perceptions, and attitudes towards the pilot terminology service and to identify user requirements for developing a full‐blown pilot terminology service.

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Shiri, A., Nicholson, D. and McCulloch, E. (2004), "User evaluation of a pilot terminologies server for a distributed multi‐scheme environment", Online Information Review, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp. 273-283. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520410553769

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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