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Algorithms in library catalogue results

Vaughan, J. (2011). Chapter 5: Ex Libris Primo Central. Library Technology Reports, 47(1), 39–47.


March 10, 2017 at 07:31AM
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Included because – from my perspective as an academic librarian – the way in which library catalogues (or discovery layers) order results is absolutely crucial. I have a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest that if it isn’t in the first few results, students will assume we don’t have it; decent relevancy rankings has a genuine impact on students’ ability to research, and clear and ostensible implications for their learning.