Title

Library web site assessment

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Idea Group Publishing

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

1897

Comments

Originally published as: White, R., Maj, S.P. (2001). Library web site assessment. In Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy, the proceedings of the Information Resources Management Association International Conference. (pp. 601 - 605). Original article available here

Abstract

Libraries must increasingly compete as providers of information. Most, if not all, libraries now have a Web page that serves a variety of functions. Increasingly for some users the library web page may be their first introduction to a library. Furthermore, on-line use of library resources is becoming increasingly common. Accordingly an effective Web page design is essential. This paper presents a Web page assessment tool, developed by the authors, based on a model used in the e-commerce sector. This tool was used to analyze the Web pages of libraries in the Australian Vocational Education & Training sector. The results clearly show both the strengths and weaknesses of Web pages. The lack of a standard method and guidelines for web page authoring is discussed.

Access Rights

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