On types of search and the allocation of library resources

@article{Buckland1979OnTO,
  title={On types of search and the allocation of library resources},
  author={Michael K. Buckland},
  journal={JASIS},
  year={1979},
  volume={30},
  pages={143-147}
}
This article discusses the different types of searches made in libraries in two ways. In Part I a review of some examples of searches leads to the conclusion that the traditional dichotomy of ”known item“ and ”subject search” is inadequate. A more satisfactory method would be to regard every search as being for both (more or less) specified documents and (more or less) specified “subjects.” Part II considers the allocation of library resources in relation to patterns of searches. The literature… CONTINUE READING