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Finlay, S. Craig; Hank, Carolyn; Sugimoto, Cassidy R.; Johnson, Michael – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
The biblioblogosphere is comprised of the institutional publication of blogs of libraries and the personal, professionally-oriented publication of blogs by librarians. Since introduction of this neologism in 2004, a number of researchers have examined this particular class of bloggers and blogging. However, there is limited investigation into the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Libraries, Librarians
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Watkins, Sean; Battles, Jason; Vacek, Rachel – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
Smartphone users expect the presentation of Web sites on their mobile browsers to look and feel like native applications. With the pressure on library Web developers to produce app-like mobile sites, there is often a rush to get a site up without considering the importance of reusing or even restructuring the data driving the Web sites. An…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Libraries, Information Systems, Online Systems
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Zhang, Tao; Maron, Deborah J.; Charles, Christopher C. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
This article reports results from an empirical usability evaluation of Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative Central as part of the effort to develop an open access research repository and collaboration platform for human-animal bond researchers. By repurposing and altering key features of the original HUBzero system, Human-Animal Bond Research…
Descriptors: Usability, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries
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Dority Baker, Marcia L. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
This article provides a case study of how the University of Nebraska College of Law and Schmid Law Library use "buttons" to manage Law College faculty members' and librarians' online presence. Since Google is the primary search engine used to find information, it is important that librarians and libraries assist Web site visitors in…
Descriptors: Library Services, Case Studies, Library Development, Library Automation
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Bullian, Jeremy; Ellison, Alicia – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
When an institutional program review determined the Hillsborough Community College Libraries Web site was out-of-date, lacked resources, and was in desperate need of a makeover, the authors embarked upon a redesign project. The article describes the challenges and considerations that contributed to the authors' decision-making and design…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Web Sites, Library Services, Library Development
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Houk, Kathryn M.; Thornhill, Kate – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library created a Facebook page and a corresponding managing committee in March 2010. Facebook Page Insights data collected from the library's Facebook page were statistically analyzed to investigate patterns of user engagement. The committee hoped to improve posting practices and increase user engagement…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Health Sciences, Web 2.0 Technologies, Web Sites
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Chapman, Suzanne; Desai, Shevon; Hagedorn, Kat; Varnum, Ken; Mishra, Sonali; Piacentine, Julie – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
The University of Michigan Library wanted to learn more about the kinds of searches its users were conducting through the "one search" search box on the Library Web site. Library staff conducted two investigations. A preliminary investigation in 2011 involved the manual review of the 100 most frequently occurring queries conducted…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Web Sites, Online Searching, Classification
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Thomas, Lisa Carlucci – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
Bookstores, record stores, libraries, Facebook: these places--both physical and virtual--demonstrate an established and essential purpose as centers of community, expertise, convenience, immediacy, and respect. Yet as digital, mobile, and social shifts continue to transform culture and interactions, these spaces and places transform, too.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Library Services, Library Automation, Library Development
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McHale, Nina – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
Why do librarians and library staff other than Web librarians and developers need to know about accessibility? Web services staff do not--or should not--operate in isolation from the rest of the library staff. It is important to consider what areas of online accessibility are applicable to other areas of library work and to colleagues' regular job…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Electronic Libraries, Librarians, Library Services
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Thomas, Lisa Carlucci – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
Photographs tell a story and illustrate an experience more profoundly than words alone. Real-time, text-based communication is an increasingly normal part of daily life as mobile devices and social networks proliferate. Yet, in the steady stream of tweets, comments, status updates, notifications, and e-mail, the details are easily lost in the…
Descriptors: Internet, Charts, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Loftus, Wayne – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
As free and low-cost Web analytics tools become more sophisticated, libraries' approach to user analysis can become more nuanced and precise. Tracking appropriate metrics with a well-formulated analytics program can inform design decisions, demonstrate the degree to which those decisions have succeeded, and thereby inform the next iteration in the…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Medical Libraries, Academic Libraries, Web Sites
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Colburn, Selene; Haines, Laura – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
With the emergence of social networking and Web 2.0 applications, libraries have the means to reach users through interactive Web-based tools patrons already use in their personal lives, such as Facebook and YouTube. In this study the authors aim to understand the ways that libraries are using YouTube for outreach purposes. Using a methodology…
Descriptors: Libraries, Web Sites, Video Technology, Outreach Programs
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Wang, Ya; Howard, Pamela – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
Google Scholar is a free service that provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly works and to connect patrons with the resources libraries provide. The researchers in this study analyzed Google Scholar usage data from 2006 for three library tools at San Francisco State University: SFX link resolver, Web Access Management proxy server,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction, Internet
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Williams, Sarah C.; Foster, Anita K. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Discovery tools are the next phase of library search systems. Illinois State University's Milner Library implemented EBSCO Discovery Service in August 2010. The authors conducted usability studies on the system in the fall of 2010. The aims of the study were twofold: first, to determine how Milner users set about using the system in order to…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Usability, Navigation (Information Systems), Web Sites
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McHale, Nina – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
There are hundreds of Web accessibility software options out in the world that serve many different functions. Not surprisingly, many of them are designed for users with a wide range of abilities, with the intent of making the use of computers and the Internet easier for both work and entertainment. There are, however, numerous products available…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Internet, Librarians, Web Browsers
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