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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012 


Introducing FRED: Faceted Retrieval of E-government Documents
Luanne Freund, Mary Jinglewski and Kristof Kessler

Monday, 6:30pm


Summary

A faceted, metadata-driven approach to e-government information access is explored through the development of the FRED system. This paper describes first steps of this research, in which the quality of existing metadata in the Canadian context is examined, and the system framework is established. Future work will focus on mapping and supplementing existing metadata and evaluating the effectiveness of faceted information access in this domain.