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New models from old tools: leveraging an understanding of information tasks and subject domain to support enhanced discovery and access to folktales

Carol Lynn Tilley, Kathryn Anne La Barre

Building: Main building
Room: Hall V
Date: 2010-02-24 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Last modified: 2009-12-31


This paper provides an introduction to an ongoing research project that aims to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency with which users discover and access folktales. Through systematic and rigorous research combining task analysis with facet analysis, the researchers intend to develop an enhanced bibliographic record prototype. The focus of the paper, however, is to discuss results from the preliminary phase of this project. In particular it will describe the information tasks, information seeking obstacles, and desired features for a discovery and access tool related to folktales for a group of scholarly users of folktales. Additionally the paper will address some of the bibliographic, cultural, and intellectual facets derived from a sample of folktale resources. Finally it proposes a provisional model for enhanced bibliographic records, comparing it with the one implicit in extant bibliographic discovery and access tools.