volume 66, issue 6/7, P430-441 2017
DOI: 10.1108/lr-11-2016-0097
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Tami Oliphant, Ali Shiri

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to elaborate the long tail of topical search queries, including the influence of current events, posed to a large, urban public library discovery system. Design/methodology/approach Search queries from the months of June, July, August and September 2014 (1,488,339 total queries) were collected from the Edmonton Public Library’s BiblioCommons database using Google Analytics and exported to Excel. The data were then analyzed using descriptive statistics, frequency counts a…

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