Modeling knowledge resource selection in expert librarian search

David R. Kaufman, Maryam Mehryar, Herbert Chase, Peter Hung, Marina Chilov, Stephen B. Johnson, Eneida Mendonca

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Abstract

Providing knowledge at the point of care offers the possibility for reducing error and improving patient outcomes. However, the vast majority of the physician's information needs are not met in a timely fashion. The research presented in this paper characterizes an expert librarian's search strategies as it pertains to the selection and use of various electronic information resources. The 10 searches conducted by the librarian to address the physician's information needs varied in terms of complexity and question type. The librarian employed a total of 10 resources and used as many as 7 in a single search. The longer term objective is to model the sequential process in sufficient detail as to be able to contribute to the development of intelligent automated search agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Technology and Communication in Health
PublisherIOS Press
Pages36-41
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781586039790
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 Conference on Advances in Information Technology and Communication in Health: Revolutionizing Health Care with Informatics - From Research to Practice, ITCH 2009 - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: Feb 19 2009Feb 22 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume143
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other2009 Conference on Advances in Information Technology and Communication in Health: Revolutionizing Health Care with Informatics - From Research to Practice, ITCH 2009
CountryCanada
CityVictoria, BC
Period2/19/092/22/09

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Information seeking
  • Knowledge resources
  • Search strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Kaufman, D. R., Mehryar, M., Chase, H., Hung, P., Chilov, M., Johnson, S. B., & Mendonca, E. (2009). Modeling knowledge resource selection in expert librarian search. In Advances in Information Technology and Communication in Health (pp. 36-41). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 143). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-58603-979-0-36