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search scope

The location that a search should look in. In a search or query, the search scope can refer to a single folder, several folders, a disk or several disks. On a website, it might refer to searching that site only or to the World Wide Web at large.
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Many factors contribute to the inability of workers to find unstructured information including: redundant and out-of-date content, incomplete search scope, lack of information retrieval expertise and lack of information governance.
A search scope for "human resources" should include only those pieces of information we have been calling the alpha copy.
Defining a proper FTO search scope at the outset should provide a comprehensive and meaningful analysis at a reasonable cost.
It would seem, however, that economic departments, more so than other departments, should be making economically rational decisions when choosing search scope.
In this new paradigm of expanded search scope, it's essential for discovery interfaces to return results in such a way that library users can easily select items of interest.