Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

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Winter 9-12-2021

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Article published in upcoming.issue of the Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), we are try our best, for any mistake we apologize to person or organisation who affected with this study.

Abstract

This study aims to discover the most suitable framework used by the libraries in institutes of Higher education. Design/methodology/approach – We have adopted the online survey method to analyze the services and resources which are being offered. The study also emphasizes the usability of resources. A deep immersed checking has been done to check the hypertext links given at each IISER Library’s website in form of percentage and natural numbers. While making observation broadly six research questions have been formulated covering of all areas of knowledge management, the study tried to find suitable answers to formulated questions. The analysis also explored the similarity and differences of services at all seven IISERs Libraries. The social networking websites are become second arm of any organization which are engage in community based services, it is interesting how main library website increasing its presence in public domain using social networking tools. Findings – The findings comprise that although the targeted community of libraries and organizational structure are the same yet there major differences in the website structure of all seven libraries. A complete harmonization might provide better services to patrons. Research limitations/implications – The study is based on the observation method hence the concrete conclusions are not possible. The Links at websites are dynamic in nature and change frequently with time and need. An online free web checker tool has been used to analyze the links that may provide false results some time. This study is exploratory and no respondents have been contacted consequently generalization is ambiguous. Practical implications – The study can help web developers and Librarians to restructure their web content page to provide more flexibility to the targeted academic community

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