Federated searching
Download
1 / 20

Federated searching ’ s potential impact on information literacy - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 69 Views
  • Uploaded on

Federated searching ’ s potential impact on information literacy. Patrick Labelle Concordia University Libraries May 12, 2006. Defining federated searching. How do you define federated searching?. Are there any synonyms?. What ’ s in a name?. MetaFind at Concordia. Export options

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Federated searching ’ s potential impact on information literacy' - misu


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Slide1 l.jpg

Federated searching’s potential impact on information literacy

Patrick Labelle

Concordia University Libraries

May 12, 2006


Defining federated searching l.jpg
Defining federated searching

How do you define

federated searching?

Are there any

synonyms?

What’s in a name?



Slide8 l.jpg

  • Export options

  • Display options

  • Possibility of de-duplicating results

  • Sorting options

  • Filtering results by adding keywords


Federated searching l.jpg
Federated searching

For or Against

Enthusiastic or Indifferent

Open-minded or Close-minded

Very little in between


More questions than answers l.jpg
More questions than answers

  • Is federated searching a fad?

  • What impact will it have on library services?

  • Will users buy in?

  • Are good enough results better than great results?

  • Will technical issues be resolved?

  • Can librarians be convinced?

  • Can it compete with other services?


What about instruction l.jpg

Limitations

and potential

Info-seeking

behaviour

ACRL

Standards

Initiating the learning process

through resource discovery

What about instruction?

Federated searching

and information literacy


Limitations and potential l.jpg
Limitations and potential

  • Current limitations

    • Similar to Web metasearching

      • Search query translation

    • Lack of functionality

      • Advanced search, limit options and thesauri

    • Result retrieval and display

      • Relevancy ranking

    • De-duplication

  • Federated searching’s potential

    • Point of entry, Google-like interface

    • Using underutilized resources


Info seeking behaviour l.jpg
Info-seeking behaviour

  • Need for speed

    • Is quality important?

  • Usability study at BCL

    • Keyword preferred

    • Interface simplicity

    • Good enough results

  • Types of searchers

    • Fast surfers vs. broad scanners vs. deep divers

  • Kuhlthau’s process

    • Personal systems


Acrl standards l.jpg
ACRL Standards

  • Written in 2000

  • Value in 2006?

  • Analyzing the standards


Analyzing the standards l.jpg
Analyzing the Standards

Standard Two

Access information

effectively

and efficiently

Standard One

Determine the nature

and extent of the

information needed

Standard Three

Evaluate info critically

and incorporate into

knowledge base

Standard Five

Respect ethical and

legal obligations

of info access and use

Standard Four

Use information

effectively to accomplish

a specific purpose


What about instruction17 l.jpg

Federated searching

and information literacy

Limitations

and potential

Info-seeking

behaviour

ACRL

Standards

Initiating the learning process

through resource discovery

What about instruction?


Where can fed search fit l.jpg
Where can fed. search fit?

  • Breaking the mold and the model

    • Everything

      vs Something

      vs Nothing

    • Focusing on the learner

    • Dealing with reality


Introducing federated search l.jpg
Introducing federated search

  • Resource discovery

    • Don’t know where to start

    • To get an overview of available information

    • Determine “useful” databases

  • Quick and simple searching

  • Search overlooked resources

  • Locate info on obscure topic

  • Find original source of an article

  • Must explain limitations


Final thoughts l.jpg

Only librarians like to search;

everyone else likes to find”

Roy Tennant

Final thoughts

  • Instructor- vs. learner-centered

  • Federated searching has potential

  • Reluctance of teaching imperfect tool

  • Initiating the learning process


ad