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Elektroniskt tillgängliggörande: En komparativ utvärdering av Google scholar och Summon
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Electronic availability : Comparative evaluation of Google scholar and Summon (English)
Abstract [en]

Electronic availability of information resources has increasingly become an important part of academic libraries everyday vocation. This is a fact that puts impetus on the libraries to know more about the way in which electronic information is being dispersed and handled. This thesis aims to comparatively evaluate Uppsala university library´s own metadata system Summon with the publicly available equivalent Google scholar. The evaluation is based on Péter Jacsó´s theories on database evaluation which concretely puts focus on Summon and Google scholar via the use and application of ten different criteria. The uses of precision and relevance criteria were also implemented as additional evaluation tools. The results indicate that Google scholar at the moment has to be seen as a necessary complement in retrieving electronic information due to the fact that Summon is not yet fully functioning on all levels. This is a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 85 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 623
Keyword [en]
Evaluation, Electronic information resources, Google scholar, Summon, Péter Jacsó
Keyword [sv]
Utvärdering, elektroniska informationsresurser, Google scholar, Summon, Péter Jacsó
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225257Local ID: 623OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225257DiVA: diva2:720420
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Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-05-29 Last updated: 2014-06-04Bibliographically approved

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