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ERIC Number: EJ888882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1932-2909
Working without a Crystal Ball: Predicting Web Trends for Web Services Librarians
Ovadia, Steven
Journal of Web Librarianship, v2 n4 p579-587 2008
User-centered design is a principle stating that electronic resources, like library Web sites, should be built around the needs of the users. This article interviews Web developers of library and non-library-related Web sites, determining how they assess user needs and how they decide to adapt certain technologies for users. According to the panel, to understand these issues, Web services librarians should (a) give patrons a way to provide feedback on library sites; (b) observe and contemplate technology in a group setting; (c) only adapt technology that addresses a specific patron need; and (d) consider the library Web site as a part of the library, not a replacement for it. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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