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Sreenivasan, Nirupama Dharmavaram; Lee, Chei Sian; Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate airline users' microblog postings pertaining to their travel-related information exchange so as to assess their wants, preferences and feedback about airline products and services. Examining such real-time information exchange is important as users rely on this for various purposes such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Internet, Feedback (Response)
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Maabreh, Majdi A.; Al-Kabi, Mohammed N.; Alsmadi, Izzat M. – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2012
Purpose: This study is an attempt to develop an automatic identification method for Arabic web queries and divide them into several query types using data mining. In addition, it seeks to evaluate the impact of the academic environment on using the internet. Design/methodology/approach: The web log files were collected from one of the higher…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Web Sites, Search Engines, Classification
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Kanellopoulos, Dimitris; Kotsiantis, Sotiris – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2012
Purpose: The aim of this work is to evaluate Greek newspaper websites using clustering and a number of criteria obtained from the Alexa search engine. Furthermore, a recommendation approach is proposed for matching Greek online newspapers with the profiles of potential readers. The paper presents the implementation and validation of a recommender…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Foreign Countries, Internet, Newspapers
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Mahmood, Khalid; Richardson, John V., Jr. – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: This paper aims to survey the web sites of the academic libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (USA) regarding the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The websites of 100 member academic libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (USA) were surveyed. Findings: All libraries were found to be…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries
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Madhusudhan, Margam; Aggarwal, Shalini – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine the various features and components of web-based online public access catalogues (OPACs) of IIT libraries in India with the help of a specially designed evaluation checklist. Design/methodology/approach: The various features of the web-based OPACs in six IIT libraries (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Catalogs, Internet, Check Lists
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Beamer, Ashley; Gillick, Mark – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate web services (in the form of parameterised URLs), specifically in the context of the ScotlandsPlaces project. This involves cross-domain querying, data retrieval and display via the development of a bespoke XML standard rather than existing XML formats and mapping between them.…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Information Services, Metadata
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Gaffney, Michael; Rafferty, Pauline – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate users' knowledge and use of social networking sites and folksonomies to discover if social tagging and folksonomies, within the area of independent music, aid in its information retrieval and discovery. The sites examined in this project are MySpace, Lastfm, Pandora and Allmusic. In addition,…
Descriptors: Music, Program Effectiveness, Social Networks, Information Retrieval
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Godwin, Peter – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that Web 2.0 provides an exciting set of tools for librarians to help their students become more information-literate. Design/methodology/approach: Recently, information overload and Web 2.0 have led librarians to adopt practices labelled as Library 2.0. Information literacy can be the key to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy, Librarians, Educational Methods
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Pagano, Joe – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to the various web metrics tools that are available, and to indicate how these might be used in libraries. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes ways in which web metrics can be used to inform strategic decision making in libraries. Findings: A framework of possible web…
Descriptors: Libraries, Web Sites, Library Automation, Strategic Planning
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Ribera, Mireia; Porras, Merce; Boldu, Marc; Termens, Miquel; Sule, Andreu; Paris, Pilar – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explain the changes in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 compared with WCAG 1.0 within the context of its historical development. Design/methodology/approach: In order to compare WCAG 2.0 with WCAG 1.0 a diachronic analysis of the evolution of these standards is done. Known authors and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Internet, Access to Information, Web Sites
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Qutab, Saima; Mahmood, Khalid – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate library web sites in Pakistan, to analyse their content and navigational strengths and weaknesses and to give recommendations for developing better web sites and quality assessment studies. Design/methodology/approach: Survey of web sites of 52 academic, special, public and national libraries in…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Government Libraries, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Cahill, Kay – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the work undertaken by Vancouver Public Library (VPL) in an effort to convert its website into a true virtual branch, both through the functionality of the website itself and by extending its web presence on to external social networking sites. Design/methodology/approach: VPL worked with its…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Public Libraries, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Chew, Ivan – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an exploratory survey as part of a presentation for the Bridging Worlds 2008 conference. It seeks to understand how library institutions in the South East Asia (SEA) region have implemented Web 2.0 technologies--blogs, RSS feeds, wikis, or the use of services like Flickr, YouTube, de.lici.ous.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Public Libraries, Academic Libraries