Defining Usefulness and Facilitating Access Based on Research Applications

O’DELL, Allison Jai (2016) Defining Usefulness and Facilitating Access Based on Research Applications. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session S12 - Classification and indexing. In: Subject Access: Unlimited Opportunities, 11-12 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

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Defining Usefulness and Facilitating Access Based on Research Applications

This paper defines and conceptualizes the usefulness subject type, and describes means for libraries to enable discovery of resources based on user applications. Subject analysis of usefulness directly relates library resources to user needs. Cataloguing usefulness can be achieved through a combination of abstracting and indexing techniques, including cataloguer- and user-supplied metadata with specialized encoding. Accessing usefulness can be achieved through a combination of data analysis and discovery interface design.

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