Study of User Search Activities With Two Discovery Tools at an Academic Library

@article{Niu2014StudyOU,
  title={Study of User Search Activities With Two Discovery Tools at an Academic Library},
  author={Xi Niu and Tao Zhang and Hsin-Liang Chen},
  journal={Int. J. Hum. Comput. Interaction},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={422-433}
}
The goal of this study was to investigate and compare user search activities of two discovery tools at an academic library. The implementation of a new discovery tool (Primo by Ex Libris) to replace an existing system (VuFind) provided a unique opportunity to collect transaction logs of both systems and examine user search behavior in an empirical test. Results from a transaction log analysis and a user study of this study have contributed to the understanding of users' search behavior and… CONTINUE READING