Material Acquisitions Using Discovery Informatics Approach
Chien-Hsing Wu (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC) and Tzai-Zang Lee (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, ROC)
Copyright: © 2005
Material acquisition is a time-consuming but important task for a library, because the quality of a library is not in the number of materials that are available but in the number of materials that are actually utilized. Its goal is to predict the users’ needs for information with respect to the materials that will most likely be used (Bloss, 1995). Discovery informatics using the technology of knowledge discovery in databases can be used to investigate in-depth how the acquired materials are being used and, in consequence, can be a predictive sign of information needs.