McKay, D., & Cunningham, S. J. (2003). Browsing a digital library: A new approach for the New Zealand digital library. In T. M. T. Sembok, H. B. Zaman, H. Chen, S. R. Urs, & S. H. Myaeng (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries: Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access (Vol. LNCS 2911). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Springer. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-24594-0_34
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Browsing is part of the information seeking process, used when information needs are ill-defined or unspecific. Browsing and searching are often interleaved during information seeking to accommodate changing awareness of information needs. Digital Libraries often support full-text search, but are not so helpful in supporting browsing. Described here is a novel browsing system created for the Greenstone software used by the New Zealand Digital Library that supports users in a more natural approach to the information seeking process. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003.
This is the author's final draft of a paper published in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries: Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access. Copyright © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003.