Excellence in Evaluation: Early Landmarks at the National Library of Medicine
Rapp, Barbara A., Library Trends
F. Wilfrid Lancaster has earned a reputation for greatness in the evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems. Many of his extensive contributions stem from his early experience with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) MEDLARS system. His evaluation of the MEDLARS Demand Search Service in 1966 and 1967 was an important landmark as one of the earliest evaluations of a computer-based retrieval system and as the first application of recall and precision measures in a large, operational database setting. In 1971, his evaluation of the MEDLARS AIM-TWX system was an important study of early online systems and their direct use by end users. This paper summarizes …
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Publication information: Article title: Excellence in Evaluation: Early Landmarks at the National Library of Medicine. Contributors: Rapp, Barbara A. - Author. Journal title: Library Trends. Volume: 56. Issue: 4 Publication date: Spring 2008. Page number: 859+. © 2008 Johns Hopkins University Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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