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ERIC Number: EJ924100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0099-1333
Why We Are Not Google: Lessons from a Library Web Site Usability Study
Swanson, Troy A.; Green, Jeremy
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v37 n3 p222-229 May 2011
In the Fall of 2009, the Moraine Valley Community College Library, using guidelines developed by Jakob Nielsen, conducted a usability study to determine how students were using the library Web site and to inform the redesign of the Web site. The authors found that Moraine Valley's current gateway design was a more effective access point to library resources than a mock-up site which incorporated a central-search box on the site homepage. This finding stands in contrast to the observed trends of library Web site design that emphasizes a "Googlized" search.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois