Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Through the Web: door to academic libraries

Through the Web: door to academic libraries The Web sites of 125 academic libraries were searched during the summer of 1999 to find information about the libraries. These sites were accessed from their respective research universities, with the finding that it is often difficult to locate the library from the university home page. Information that is essential on any library Web site includes postal addresses with zip codes, names of directors with e-mail addresses, phone numbers with area codes and a Webmaster e-mail contact when this information is not readily available. It was found that academic library sites are often confusing and difficult to navigate when seeking information about the library itself. Factual information should be provided in a logical, organized manner, with easy navigation and predictive headings. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

Through the Web: door to academic libraries

Reference Services Review , Volume 28 (2): 10 – Jun 1, 2000

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/through-the-web-door-to-academic-libraries-IRqFDjKSxn
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/00907320010313894
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The Web sites of 125 academic libraries were searched during the summer of 1999 to find information about the libraries. These sites were accessed from their respective research universities, with the finding that it is often difficult to locate the library from the university home page. Information that is essential on any library Web site includes postal addresses with zip codes, names of directors with e-mail addresses, phone numbers with area codes and a Webmaster e-mail contact when this information is not readily available. It was found that academic library sites are often confusing and difficult to navigate when seeking information about the library itself. Factual information should be provided in a logical, organized manner, with easy navigation and predictive headings.

Journal

Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2000

Keywords: World Wide Web; Library services; Information management

There are no references for this article.