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.
|Advisor:||Mitchell, M. Ellen|
|Commitee:||Hopkins, Joyce, Larson, Jonathan, Stolley, Karl|
|School:||Illinois Institute of Technology|
|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|
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