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ERIC Number: EJ949857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Investigating a Student-Driven Taxonomy for Library Website Design
Hulseberg, Anna; Monson, Sarah
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v23 n4 p361-378 2011
Libraries spend countless hours developing websites to connect users and resources. However, how much do we really know about what website terminology and features are meaningful to our patrons? And how can we best organize websites to facilitate access to resources? This article examines these questions by presenting a case study of a student-driven taxonomy for library website terminology, features, and organization. Findings suggest that librarians and students do not necessarily have diverging terminologies for websites. Students value simplicity, efficient searching, and research guidance, and librarians still have much to learn about students' conceptualization of the content behind web links. (Contains 8 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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