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Rethinking the Scientific Database: Exploring the Feasibility of Building a New Scientific Abstract Database
by Krieglstein, Daniel, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 2018, 167; 10827846
Abstract (Summary)

Abstract databases are essential for literature reviews, and in turn for the scientific process. Research into user interface designs and their impact on scientific article discovery is limited. The following study details the process of building a new abstract database and explores several user interface design elements that should be tested in the future.

The initial goal of this study was to test the feasibility of building a new abstract database. Using Crossref metadata, we concluded that the cost to produce parsing code for the entire data set proved prohibitive for a volunteer team. The legal, production, and design elements necessary to build a new abstract database are discussed in detail. This study should serve as a baseline for future abstract database testing.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mitchell, M. Ellen
Commitee: Hopkins, Joyce, Larson, Jonathan, Stolley, Karl
School: Illinois Institute of Technology
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 80/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, Science history, Psychology, Information science
Keywords: Abstract database, Article discovery, Literature review, Open access, Science dissemination, Science publishing
Publication Number: 10827846
ISBN: 978-0-438-46072-0
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