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Genesis of an Electronic Database Expert System.

Ma, Wei; Cole, Timothy W.

Abstract: Reports on the creation of a prototype, Web-based expert system that helps users better navigate library databases at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Discusses concerns that gave rise to the project. Summarizes previous work/research and common approaches in academic libraries today. Describes plans for testing the prototype, evaluating the results, and refining the tool based on evaluations. (Author/AEF)

Title: Genesis of an Electronic Database Expert System.
Author: Ma, Wei; Cole, Timothy W.
Journal Citation: RSR: Reference Services Review, v28 n3 p207-22 2000
ISSN: ISSN-0090-7324
Publication Year: 2000
Document Type: Journal Article (080); Project Description (141)
Target Audience: Researchers
ERIC Identifier: EJ621787
Clearinghouse Identifier: IR542946
This document is NOT available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS).

Descriptors: Academic Libraries; * Database Design; Databases; * Expert Systems; Higher Education; Information Seeking; Information Systems; Online Searching; User Needs [Information]; World Wide Web

Identifiers: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

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