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Why poorly designed search sucks.

June 14, 2007 | In Tech, University

Rececntly, for an assignment for Uni I was writing researching consumer and business security and user privacy in relation to IT.
Using the UTS Library search tool to find academic papers on such topics I came back with the following group of results in response to the query “computer security” or “computer privacy” (one of the two, not sure which one).
bad search resultsA
This result particularly caused a great lack of faith in the tools the Library has put in place.
Bad search resultsB

I hope that all library search tools don’t suck as much as the one here at UTS does.

In other news, it’s another horribly grey and rainy day here in Sydney. I hope where you are it’s nice and sunny!

-james

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