Evaluating and Comparing the Search & Discovery Features: Focusing on the Public Libraries OPACs and the Internet Bookstores

탐색과 디스커버리 기능 평가 연구 - 공공도서관 OPAC과 인터넷 서점을 중심으로 -

  • 한승희 (서울여자대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2016.01.27
  • Accepted : 2016.02.17
  • Published : 2016.02.29


Discovery is an emerging concept to enhance the search capabilities of library resources with the Next Generation Library Catalog. This paper defined the Discovery feature based on the information search behavior, and then derived the elements that make up its function. After that, the 11 regional representatives libraries' OPACs and 3 Internet bookstores are evaluated and compared against Search & Discovery capabilities. As a result, the Internet bookstores were superior to the libraries' OPACs for all the elements that make up the Discovery functions. This study verified that the public libraries OPACs are still concentrating on known item search, and it is hard for the users to meet a serendipity which is gained through the Discovery functions.


Public Libraries;Library Catalogs;Library OPACs;Internet Bookstores;Information Search Behavior;Search;Discovery;Serendipity


Supported by : 서울여자대학교


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