Empirical Study on Subject-Based Information Retrieval with Special Reference to Bengali Documents

Halder, Sambhu Nath. Empirical Study on Subject-Based Information Retrieval with Special Reference to Bengali Documents. PEARL: A Journal of Library and Information Science, 2021, vol. 15, n. 2, pp. 130-139. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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This study has been conducted to examine users’ views regarding retrieving Bengali documents using subject headings and also examines users’ views of subject access, revealing issues with retrieving Bengali documents by subject in online public access catalogue. A stratified sampling method was used in the investigation. The results indicated that subject headings do not provide a good search experience. Although keyword search performs better, due to search redundancy, it is difficult to retrieve needed documents in the shortest time. It has been suggested that relevant insertions to use controlled vocabulary be included in the OPAC interface to meet the needs of new-age users.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Bibliographic data, Controlled vocabulary, Information retrieval, OPAC, Subject headings, Users study
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
I. Information treatment for information services
I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
I. Information treatment for information services > IC. Index languages, processes and schemes.
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
K. Housing technologies.
L. Information technology and library technology > LR. OPAC systems.
Depositing user: Dr. Sambhu Nath Halder
Date deposited: 04 Dec 2021 11:00
Last modified: 04 Dec 2021 11:00
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/42640

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