Next-Generation Library Catalogs and the Problem of Slow Response Time

Brown-Sica, Margaret and Beall, Jeffrey and mchale, nina Next-Generation Library Catalogs and the Problem of Slow Response Time. Information Technology and Libraries, 2010, vol. 29, n. 4, pp. 215-223. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

Response time as defined for this study is the time that it takes for all files that constitute a single webpage to travel across the Internet from a Web server to the end user’s browser. In this study, the authors tested response times on queries for identical items in five different library catalogs, one of them a next-generation (NextGen) catalog. The authors also discuss acceptable response time and how it may affect the discovery process. They suggest that librarians and vendors should develop standards for acceptable response time and use it in the product selection and development processes.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Response time, bandwidth, catalog, information retreival
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LA. Telecommunications.
L. Information technology and library technology > LB. Computer networking.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
L. Information technology and library technology > LR. OPAC systems.
Depositing user: Margaret Brown-Sica
Date deposited: 11 Jun 2013 01:57
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:26
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/19416

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