Analysis questions

  • SPIRES v. arxiv may be very close to "older papers" v. "today's research now"
    • Is there a demographic aspect to this (who cares about older/newer?)
  • number of results that appear to be saying "arxiv+SPIRES"
  • Who do people think is "quick"/fast

User Wishes

Feature Type Strength Comments References
Speed of results UI 3 Notable in Google preferers 2
Access to older articles Content 8 Notable in SPIRES
Ease of interface UI 8 Appears in realtion to many systems - trivial requirement, but impossibly to satisfy everyone...
Citation chain searching Feature 7 This is different from counting, rather using citation as a means of discovering other articles
Up to date/current papers now Content 8 Notable in arXiv
Completeness of coverage Content 8
Create latex/bibtex bibliography Feature 6 42
Wide multi-disciplinary coveerage Content 3 58
Ancillary information about article Content 3 82
Accessibility of search results Other 4 Some seem to prefer less results, if they know they can read the results (OA) 232
Signal to Noise Ratio Content 3
Citations Feature 5 Using this to refer to people who just pecified "citations" WE know that many people like cite counts, but maybe few admit it... 546
Responsive Staff/Maintenance Other 3 711
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