Research in the Library: An Evidence-based Approach for Making Informed Decisions. Library Research Seminar-V Session 3B, Room 1105 Thursday, October 7, 2010. The process of implementing a federated search system at the National Institutes of Health Library.
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Research in the Library: An Evidence-based Approach for Making Informed Decisions
Library Research Seminar-V
Session 3B, Room 1105
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Anne White-Olson, Information & Education Services Branch
Ben Hope, NIHL Information Architecture Branch
Douglas Joubert, NIHL Information Architecture Branch
DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICESOFFICE OF RESEARCH SERVICESNATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The Clinical Center search interfaces exposes patient data; therefore,
we are not able to show search results
Two things were happening
The NIHL contracted with UserWorks, Inc. to conduct a usability study.
A qualitative approach using focus groups with six nurse specialists from the Department of Clinical Research Informatics was used.
Berg, B. L. (2007). Qualitative research methods for the social sciences (6th ed.). Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.
CRIS Nurse Informaticians who provide user support, training and documentation for the NIH Clinical Research Information System
Participants were asked the following questions
What is your favorite web site and why?
When you search for information on the web, where do you go?
What resources do you use at the library?
The contents of interviews were transcribed and analyzed in ATLAS.ti according to the principles of grounded theory.
88 codes were generated from 114 quotations using the open coding technique, in which research team members grouped each line of discreet and meaningful text from the focus group transcript into conceptual units.
Search status and results
Search Results Display
Other Key Findings