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Title: Identifying the Location of Web Objects: A Study of Library Web Sites
Authors: N, Vasantha Raju
Harinarayana, N S
Keywords: Library Websites
Library Websites
Usability studies
Web design
Academic libraries
Issue Date: 2-Mar-2011
Publisher: Inflibnet Center
Abstract: Web sites have become organizational main door. Today’s digital natives want information to beavailable via World Wide Web. They want the container of the information to be simple and easyto use. Usability studies have been concentrating on developing and design user-centeredwebsites. The location of the library web objects help user to navigate and retrieve informationeasily. The study examined 75 library web sites to identify the location of library web objects (about us, my account, help, link back to home, OPAC, search box and ask a librarian). The study found that “search box” and “link back to home” web objects were located in top left and top right corner of the library websites as same in the case with e-commerce web sites. Thestudy help library web designer to improve the usability of library websites.
ISBN: 978-93-81232-00-2
Appears in Collections:CALIBER 2011:Goa

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