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|Title: ||Integration of distributed terminology resources to facilitate subject cross-browsing for library portal systems|
|Authors: ||Si, Libo Eric|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Publisher: ||© Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Citation: ||SI, L.E., O'BRIEN, A. and PROBETS, S., 2010. Integration of distributed terminology resources to facilitate subject cross-browsing for library portal systems. ASLIB Proceedings, 62 (4-5), pp. 415 - 427.|
|Abstract: ||Purpose – The paper aims to develop a prototype middleware framework between different
terminology resources in order to provide a subject cross-browsing service for library portal systems.
Design/methodology/approach – Nine terminology experts were interviewed to collect
appropriate knowledge to support the development of a theoretical framework for the research.
Based on this, a simpliﬁed software-based prototype system was constructed incorporating the
knowledge acquired. The prototype involved mappings between the computer science schedule of the
Dewey Decimal Classiﬁcation (which acted as a spine) and two controlled vocabularies, UKAT and
ACM Computing Classiﬁcation. Subsequently, six further experts in the ﬁeld were invited to evaluate
the prototype system and provide feedback to improve the framework.
Findings – The major ﬁndings showed that, given the large variety of terminology resources
distributed throughout the web, the proposed middleware service is essential to integrate technically
and semantically the different terminology resources in order to facilitate subject cross-browsing.
A set of recommendations are also made, outlining the important approaches and features that support
such a cross-browsing middleware service.
Originality/value – Cross-browsing features are lacking in current library portal meta-search
systems. Users are therefore deprived of this valuable retrieval provision. This research investigated
the case for such a system and developed a prototype to ﬁll this gap.|
|Description: ||This article was published in Aslib Proceedings: New Information
Perspectives [© Emerald Group Publishing Limited] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1108/00012531011074663|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00012531011074663|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Business)|
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