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Saracevic, T. (2016). The Notion of Relevance in Information Science. Everybody knows what relevance is. But, what is it really?. SYNTHESIS LECTURES ON INFORMATION CONCEPTS, RETRIEVAL, AND SERVICES #50. MORGAN & CLAYPOOL PUBLISHERS. Abstract. Keywords. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2016). Musings: About relevance in general and connections with interaction in particular. Presentation at Information Retrieval and Interaction Fest in honor of Peter Ingwersen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20 October 2016. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2015). Why is relevance still the basic notion in information science? (Despite great advances in information technology). International Symposium on Information Science (ISI 2015). Zadar, Croatia. May. 18-21, 2015. pdf PowerPoint

Saracevic, T. (2014). Information literacy in the United States:: Contemporary transformations and controversies. European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). Dubrovnik, Croatia. Oct. 20-23, 2014. pdf PowerPoint

Saracevic, T. (2013). Relevance? ... in information science. Presentation at Yieldbot, New York City, NY. February 26, 2014. PowerPoint

Saracevic, T. (2013). Relevance in information science. Colloquium presentation, School of Library & Information Science, San José State University, April 30, 2013. PowerPoint, Abstract

Saracevic, T. (2012). Research on relevance in information science: A historical perspective. In; Carbo, T. & Bellardo Hahn, T. (Eds). Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 2012 Preconference on the History of ASIS&T and Information Science and Technology. pp. 49-60. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2012). Knjiga je mrtva! Zivjela knjiga! Osvrt na elektronicke knjige (e-knjige) – tehnologija, rast, uporabe. (In Croatian). (The book is dead! Long live the book! Reflections on e-books - diversity, growth, use). Online presentation for the Fifth Gymnasium (high school) Zagreb, Croatia Nov. 15, 2012.[In Croatian] PowerPoint

Saracevic T. (2012). Quality of Information: Considerations for library and information services in the networked world. Keynote address at the Tenth International Conference on University Libraries held in Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 7-10, 2012. PowerPoint

Saracevic T. (2012). Innovation and information: Definitions, types, interactions. Resources. Presentation at the International Seminar on Information and Innovation. Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology (IBICT). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 9-11 May 2012. PowerPoint

Saracevic T. (2011). Promjene: korisnici -> knjižnice -> usluge. Evolucija i revolucija u korisnickim uslugama u knjižnicama po svijetu. (Changes: users -> libraries -> services. Evolution and revolution in user services in libraries around the world). (In Croatian). Presentation at the workshop for Project Books and Cities, Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Kotor (Montenegro). A European Union project. June 2011. PowerPoint

Saracevic, T. (2010). The book is dead! Long live the book! Reflections on e-books - diversity, growth, use. Presentation at the symposium "Digital Libraries in Higher Education: Scientific Experiences," Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 2010. PowerPoint, Outline

Saracevic, T. (2010). Digital natives. Digital immigrants. Libraries. The challenge faced by libraries in reaching out to borne digital. Presentation at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, Spain. October 2010. PowerPoint

Saracevic, T. (2010). Ethics for information professionals. Ethics for searchers. Ethical concerns connect them. Presentation at the 15th International Conference on Information and Documentation Systems (IBERSID). Zaragoza, Spain. October 2010. PowerPoint

Saracevic, T. (2010). The Notion of Context in "Information Interaction in Context." Inivited keynote at the conference Information Interaction in Context, August 2010, New Brunswick, NJ. Proceedings pdf. PowerPoint

Saracevic, T. & Garfield, E. (2010). On measuring the publication productivity and citation impact of a scholar: A case study . In: Larsen, B., Schneider, J. W. & Åström, F. The Janus Faced Scholar: A Festschrift in Honour of Peter Ingwersen. Special volume of the e-zine of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, 06-S, 185 -199. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2010). The book is dead! Long live the book! Reflection on eBooks - diversity, growth, use. Presentation at the conference Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), 2010. Zadar, Croatia, 24-28 May 2010. PowerPoint-English. PowerPoint-part Croatian translation.

Saracevic,.T. (2009). Information science. In: Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles Maack (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. New York: Taylor & Francis. pp. 2570-2586. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2008). Effects of inconsistent relevance judgments on information retrieval test results: A historical perspective. Library Trends, 56(4), 763-783. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2007). Relevance: A review of the literature and a framework for thinking on the notion in information science. Part II: nature and manifestations of relevance. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 58(3), 1915-1933. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2007). Relevance: A review of the literature and a framework for thinking on the notion in information science. Part III: Behavior and effects of relevance. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 58(13), 2126-2144. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2007). Relevantnost i kako se istraživala. (Relevance and how it was studied). (In Croatian). Vjesnik bibliotekara Hrvatske, 50 (1-2), 1-26. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2007). Information Science: Where does it come from and where is it going? Invited keynote address at the XII International Conference on Information and Documentation Systems (IBERSID), Zaragoza, Spain. Oct. 2, 2007. PowerPoint

Saracevic, T. (2007). Relevance in information science. Invited Annual Thomson Scientific Lazerow Memorial Lecture at School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee. Sept. 19, 2007. PowerPoint The videotape of the lecture retrieved Nov. 8, 2007 from : http://www.sis.utk.edu/lazerow2007

Saracevic, T. (2006). Relevance: A Review of the Literature and a Framework for Thinking on the Notion in Information Science. Part II. Advances in librarianship, 30, 3-71. pdf

Saracevic, T. (2005). Information Science 2005. Presentation at X Encuentros Internacionales sobre Sistemas de Información y Documentación (IBERSID 2005), 2-4 November, 2005, Zaragoza. Spain. Slides: PowerPoint (complete version); PowerPoint (short version)

Saracevic, T. (2005). How were digital libraries evaluated? Presentation at the course and conference Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA 2005), 30 May - 3 June, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Report: pdf Slides: PowerPoint

Saracevic, T. (2004). Evaluation of digital libraries: An overview. Presentation at the DELOS WP7 Workshop on the Evaluation of Digital Libraries, 4-5 October 2004, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padua, Italy. Report: pdf Slides: PowerPoint

Spink, A., Jansen, B.J., Wolfram, D. & Saracevic, T. (2002). From E-sex to e-commerce: Web search changes. IEEE Computer, 35 (3) 107-109. pdf

Spink, A., Wolfram, D., Jansen, B. J., & Saracevic, T. (2001). Searching the Web: The public and their queries. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 52 (3), 226-234. pdf

Saracevic, T. & Dalbello, M. (2001). A survey of digital library education. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science, 38, 209-223. Word

Saracevic, T. (2000). Digital Library Evaluation: Toward Evolution of Concepts. Library Trends, 49, (2) 350-369. Special issue on Evaluation of Digital Libraries. pdf

Saracevic, T. (1999). Information science. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50 (12), 1051-1063. pdf

Spink, A. & Saracevic, T. (1998). Human-computer interaction in information retrieval: Nature and manifestations of feedback. Interacting with Computers - The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 10 (3), 241-267. pdf

Jansen, B. J., Spink, A., & Saracevic, T. (1998). Failure analysis in query construction: Data and analysis from a large sample of Web queries. Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Digital Libraries Conference, 289-290. pdf

Saracevic, T., Spink, A. & Wu, M-M. (1997). Users and intermediaries in information retrieval: What are they talking about? User modeling. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference, UM97. New York: Springer, 43-54. pdf

Spink, A. & Saracevic, T. (1997). Interactive information retrieval: Sources and effectiveness of search terms during mediated online searching. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 48, (8), 741-761. pdf

Saracevic, T. & Kantor, P. (1997). Studying the value of library and information services. I. Establishing a theoretical framework. I. Establishing a theoretical framework. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 48 (6), 527-542. pdf

Saracevic, T. & Kantor, P. (1997). Studying the value of library and information services. II. Methodology and Taxonomy. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 48 (6), 543-563. pdf

Saracevic, T. (1997). Users lost: Reflections on the past, future, and limits of information science. SIGIR Forum, 31 (2) 16-27. [Acceptance address for the 1997 Gerard Salton Award for Excellence in Research, Special Interest Group for Information Retrieval (SIGIR) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).] Word

Saracevic, T. (1997). The stratified model of information retrieval interaction: Extension and applications. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science, 34, 313-327. Word

Saracevic, T. (1996). Modeling interaction in information retrieval (IR): A review and proposal. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science, 33, 3-9. pdf

Saracevic, T. (1996). Relevance reconsidered. Information science: Integration in perspectives.Proceedings of the Second Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science.Copenhagen (Denmark), 201-218. Word

Saracevic, T. (1996). ASIS Award of Merit: Saracevic Accepts ASIS Highest Honor Bulletin of the American Society for information Science, 22(3), 19-21.

Saracevic, T. (1995). Evaluation of evaluation in information retrieval. Proceedings of the 18th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Special issue of SIGIR Forum, 138-146. pdf

Saracevic, T., Kantor. P., Chamis, A. Y., & Trivison, D. (1988). A study of information seeking and retrieving. I. Background and methodology. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 39 (3), 161-176. pdf

Saracevic, T., Kantor. P. (1988) A study of information seeking and retrieving. II. Users, questions and effectiveness. III. Searchers, searches and overlap. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 39 (3), 177-196. pdf

Saracevic, T., Kantor. P. (1988) A study of information seeking and retrieving. III. Searchers, searches and overlap. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 39 (3), 197-216. pdf

Saracevic, T. (1975). Relevance: A Review of and a framework for the thinking on the notion in information science. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 26, (6), 321-343. pdf

Selected technical reports

Saracevic, T. and Dalbello, M. (2003). Digital library research and digital library practice: How do they inform each other? An unpublished study. Word

In 1994 and again in 1999 I was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Among others, with a help of a team I conducted in 1994 and again in 1999 a large scale study/survey of users and use of the National and University Library. The two technical reports, cited below, summarize the background, methods, and results of these two studies. The reports are in Croatian.

Saracevic, T. et al. (2000). NUL Survey '99. Study of users and use in the National and University Library in Zagreb. (Translated in Croatian under title NSK Anketa '99. Studija korisnika i koristenja Nacionalne i sveucilisne knjiznice u Zagrebu). Zagreb, Croatia, National and University Library. 118 p. pdf

Saracevic, T. et al. (2000).NUL Survey '94. Study of users and use in the National and University Library in Zagreb. (Translated in Croatian under title: NSK Anketa '94. Studija korisnika i koristenja Nacionalne i sveucilisne knjiznice u Zagrebu). Zagreb, Croatia, National and University Library. 44 p. pdf