Does Faceted Display in a Library Catalog Increase Use of Subject Headings?

Bauer, Kathleen and Peterson-Hart, Alice Does Faceted Display in a Library Catalog Increase Use of Subject Headings? Library Hi Tech, 2011. (In Press) [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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Article presents a comparison of patron use of two interfaces to the Yale Library catalog: faceted (Yufind) and non-faceted (Orbis). The authors explored if the use of subject headings would be greater in Yufind than Orbis due to facets. From January to May 2011 subject facets were used in 5.1% of all Yufind searches while In Orbis subject headings were used in 6.4% of searches. Facets led to less use of subject headings than following links in records in either interface. Searches were initiated more often in Orbis than Yufind (8.2 times) and most often Yufind sessions started in Google.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Next generation OPAC, VuFind, usability
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HM. OPACs.
Depositing user: Kathleen Bauer
Date deposited: 18 Jan 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:21
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/16509

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