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Usability Assessment of Integrated Cataloging and Metadata Services

Title: Usability Assessment of Integrated Cataloging and Metadata Services: An Exploratory Study of the OCLC Connexion System.
Name(s): Lee, Jeong-Mee, author
Burnett, Kathleen, professor directing dissertation
Kamata, Akihito, outside committee member
Heo, Misook, committee member
Shim, Wonsik, committee member
School of Library and Information Studies, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The goal of this study was to examine the relationships between usability and the searching experience, and to uncover where an integrated cataloging and metadata system lay the usability problems of its primary users, catalogers. This study showed that the most important aspect of usability in Connexion lay in the experience of information retrieval system. Also, it showed there are seventeen usability problems to be improved in Connexion. Needless to say, it is most important to note that usability is not an exclusive goal of such an integrated cataloging and metadata system. Other goals such as quality of catalogs, and the reliability of its cataloging and metadata system are equally its concern. This study also suggested more testing on diverse cataloging systems and specific user groups, especially catalogers. Much work remains to fully understand the application of these results within integrated cataloging and metadata systems and usability testing.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3201 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the School of Information Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: November 5, 2004.
Keywords: Metadata, Usability, System Evaluation, Cataloging
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Kathleen Burnett, Professor Directing Dissertation; Akihito Kamata, Outside Committee Member; Misook Heo, Committee Member; Wonsik Shim, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Library science
Information science
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Lee, J. -M. (2004). Usability Assessment of Integrated Cataloging and Metadata Services: An Exploratory Study of the OCLC Connexion System. Retrieved from