E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship


Date of this Version

Winter 2005

Document Type



Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship (Winter 2005) 6(3). Also available at http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v06n03/hejazi_a01.htm.


Copyright 2005, the authors. Used by permission.



The main concern over campus portals is quality of data and information they provide for their users who are mainly students. Usually content is so important at universities and colleges that it is regarded as the king, but which factor is the most crucial one for the effectiveness of portfolios? The increasing role of campus portals in directing students to their desired destinations has proved them to be effective tools of worldwide education and research. This makes a challenge for academic portal developers to utilize their portfolios with qualified data and information. It seems that the enrichment of information is the most effective factor in keeping students entrusted in their campus portals.

The writers of this article have suggested a guideline based on four elements through which higher education institutes may link qualified knowledge to their content-based portals.