Subject Guides and Resource Discovery
Thesis DisciplineInformation Studies
Degree GrantorVictoria University of Wellington
Degree NameMaster of Information Studies
Subject guides are disciplinary resource discovery maps long created by librarians to assist library users in independently locating resources within the library. While best practices in the design and promotion of guides are well documented in the literature, analyses of usage are scant. Furthermore, given developments in resource discovery, including Web-scale discovery tools and Google Scholar, subject guide usage needs to be contextualised in relation to the usage of other discovery tools.