Thursday, April 30, 2009

What Users and Librarians Want

OCLC has released their latest research report, “Online Catalogs: What Users and Librarians Want”. The report presents findings about the data quality expectations of catalog end users and librarians.

Visit to view the report.

The report offers:
  • Insight for readers seeking to define requirements for improved catalog data
  • Information about the metadata elements that are most important to end users in determining if an item will meet his or her needs
  • Support for the enhancements end users and librarians would like to see made in online library catalogs
  • Insight into the end user’s discovery experience
  • Findings for readers in areas associated with contributing, synchronizing or linking data from multiple sources in library catalogs and integrated library systems

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