The internet has made access to information easy but do not solve the problems of finding exactly what we want. This revised librarianship text places emphasis on the intellectual effort required to make a meaningful use of the amount of information now accessible to the searcher.
Designed to help organizations to understand, specify and implement desktop, website, intranet and enterprise search applications. This book covers: how search works; the search business; making a business case for search; specifying and selecting a search engine; optimizing search performance; search usability; desktop search; and more.
An information retrieval (IR) system is designed to analyse, process and store sources of information and retrieve those that match a particular user's requirements. This book covers topics in information storage and retrieval, including: users of IR and IR options; database technology; bibliographic formats; and abstracts and indexing.
The advent of various information retrieval (IR) technologies and approaches to storage and retrieval provide communities with opportunities for mass documentation, digitization, and the recording of information in different forms. This book introduces and contextualizes these developments and looks at supporting research in IR.
Information retrieval (IR) is a complex human activity supported by sophisticated systems. This book covers the whole spectrum of information retrieval, including: history and background information; behaviour and seeking task-based information; searching and retrieval approaches to investigating information; and, evaluation interfaces for IR.