The myth of half right reference

Authors

  • Leah Dudak Syracuse University iSchool

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1251

Abstract

It has been said and re-said that reference librarians only answer roughly 50% of reference questions correctly. But while this statistic is passed around as fact – where does it come from? In this paper, I track down the elusive citation using backwards chaining, citation analysis, and historical tracing. And then, I will re-examine the study that appeared to start it all through a modern lens, ultimately suggesting that we abandon the idea of half right reference once and for all.

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Published

2022-08-06

How to Cite

Dudak, L. (2022). The myth of half right reference : . Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1251

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Alternative Events / Autres événements