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Visualisation in bibliographic information systems

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.13.00  Social sciences  Information science and librarianship   

Code Science Field
H100  Humanities  Documentation, information, library science, archivistics 

Code Science Field
5.09  Social Sciences  Other social sciences 
Keywords
bibliographic information systems, modelling, visualisation, user studies
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (14)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  32844  PhD Andrej Blatnik  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2011 - 2014  578 
2.  33084  PhD Viktor Harej  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2011 - 2014 
3.  21645  PhD Mihael Kovač  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2011 - 2014  405 
4.  23666  MSc Zoran Krstulović  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2011 - 2014  141 
5.  29353  PhD Tanja Merčun Kariž  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2011 - 2014  94 
6.  35348  Manca Noč Oletič  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2014  10 
7.  36381  PhD Mihela Pauman Budanović  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2014  18 
8.  24611  PhD Marija Petek  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2011 - 2014  139 
9.  28237  PhD Jan Pisanski  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2011 - 2014  94 
10.  15444  PhD Alenka Šauperl  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2011 - 2014  322 
11.  20867  PhD Renata Šolar  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2011 - 2014  59 
12.  31847  PhD Katarina Švab  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2011 - 2014  71 
13.  19614  PhD Polona Vilar  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2011 - 2014  286 
14.  08983  PhD Maja Žumer  Information science and librarianship  Head  2011 - 2014  441 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  97,062 
2.  0619  National and University Library in Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5056730000  1,152 
Abstract
Inefficient, difficult to use and outdated user interfaces of library catalogues and other bibliographic information systems have often been criticized over the years. Frustrating library systems and a growing selection of information sources and providers on the web resulted in an increasing number of users who continuously bypass library systems when searching for information. The display of results, navigation, and lack of relations between bibliographic data has been recognized as some of the biggest issues in bibliographic information systems. Within the framework of the project we wish to further research these areas and, based on our findings, give suggestions for future developments and implementations.  The central part of our research will be dedicated to the development of prototype systems and usability testing, and special attention devoted to the implementation of FRBR model as it holds a promising potential for the display and interaction with results that has not really been researched so far. In search for possible applications of FRBR, we will also take a closer look into information visualization techniques as they seem to be the best solution for display and user interaction within the complex structure of bibliographic data. Analysing and presenting possible applications and use of visualization and FRBR, we wish to contribute to the development and implementation of systems that will be able to display various bibliographic relationships and help libraries use their rich data. We expect our research to result in new discoveries on each of the three discussed fields: visualization, display of FRBR, and user information-seeking behaviour.
Significance for science
The display of bibliographic data, navigation among related entities, the discovery aspect within the bibliographic information systems are all areas where libraries need new directions of development and although visualization as well as FRBR have both potential in crossing some of these deficiencies, attempts to use them have so far been few and limited. By analysing and presenting concrete application options as well as the use of such systems, we wish to contribute to the development and implementation of models that will be able to display various bibliographic relationships and help libraries exploit their rich data. The proposed research is globally innovative in combining the three areas and we are confident that the results are receiving a lot of attention.
Significance for the country
The development of visualisation tools for biblographic information systems and thir verification in practice is an important topic for vendors of such systems and could be used directly. Considering that this is globally the first study of its kind, we are expecting a lot of interest in the domain. In Slovenia IZUM is responsible for the development of bibliographic information systems. They may use the results of our reserch in the future versions of the COBISS software. Our reserach is integrated in the internatinal scientific envireonment; we cooperate directly with researchers from abroad and we mutually co-advise doctoral students. The expected impact of out results will also be a promotion of our research group and, indirectly, of Slovenia. Young researchers are participating in the research.
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