User search terms and controlled subject vocabularies in an institutional repository

  title={User search terms and controlled subject vocabularies in an institutional repository},
  author={Scott Hanrath and Erik Radio},
  journal={Libr. Hi Tech},
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the search behavior of institutional repository (IR) users in regard to subjects as a means of estimating the potential impact of applying a controlled subject vocabulary to an IR. Design/methodology/approach Google Analytics data were used to record cases where users arrived at an IR item page from an external web search and subsequently downloaded content. Search queries were compared against the Faceted… Expand

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