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This article reports results of two user studies of search engine use conducted to evaluate the United Kingdom’s national academic sector digital information services and projects. The results presented here focus on student searching behavior and show that commercial Internet search engines dominate students’ information-seeking strategy. Forty-five(More)
This project investigates the feasibility of the use o f user-satisfaction as a multidimensional evaluative construct of search engines. Search engine developments are reviewed to reveal a range of indexing and retrieval techniques that may assist casual users in the information retrieval task. Yet few evaluation studies have considered the impact of system(More)
IntroductIon E-learning requires continual evaluation and updating in a way that emphasizes 1) the goals of the organizations and 2) the goals of the users. Case studies are an effective method for the assessment of e-learning in terms of practical guide and points of good practices, whilst also addressing potential pitfalls to avoid. As such, the case(More)
Four cases highlight interesting points in relation to the legal considerations, in Scotland, of consent to medical treatment. MOYES sets the broad parameters and deals with the situation or risk established but a reasonable warning given of that risk. INGRAM and COSGROVE are cases where the risk averred to exist was not proved to exist. GOORKANI brings(More)
Acknowledgements The workshop was initiated by EU participants via the DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries, which is a framework for international cooperation on research activities and research agendas in the digital library domain. One of DELOS' most important activities is to sponsor workshops that bring together participants from multiple(More)
Everyone has to deal with fracturing of materials at one level or another, beginning from normal household chores and extending to the largest scale of observations reported for catastrophic events occurring on a geological level or even expanded to events in outer space. Such wide perspective is introduced in the current introduction of this theme issue.(More)