Participants 2014

Melanie Groh: The best way to get relevant literature?


Is a discovery system the best search engine for scientists and students or is the “old” way still the best way to get relevant literature?

My name is Melanie Groh. I am working in a small scientific library. Due to the change the way scientists and students search for information and literature we are thinking of introducing a discovery system. Users ask for a simple, easy to use search engine that covers a wide range of databases and information resources. But is the result really what they want to have? They get a huge amount of hits and have to check them. Would the “old” way, a specific search, to search for information not be be better and it is just about to introduce or train the users more? What is the experience of those who already use a discovery system?


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