Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2021

Abstract

The main purpose of this research study is to explore the web-based content available on HEC recognized public and private sector university library websites. Furthermore, this study aimed to explore the comparison of the content of HEC recognized public and private sector university library websites. A comprehensive review of related literature was made to understand the research problem in the first phase. Contents of library websites and their related literature were reviewed to understand different aspects of the topic. A checklist was developed on different literature reviewed related to the topic. World-leading university library websites were visited to get new contents details and some new content was added to the checklist. A checklist of 138 contents was developed. The checklist was used as a tool for data collection from library websites. Data was gathered in 2016. Collected data was analyzed through frequencies and percentages. Findings of the study revealed that out of 103 public sector universities 36(34%) were providing access to Home links on every page of the website while 67(65%) were not providing access. Out of 74 private sector universities, 18(24%) were providing access to Home links on every page of the website while 56(75%) were not providing access. Out of 103 public sector universities, 31(30%) were providing access to Phone numbers and postal addresses while 72(69%) were not providing access. Out of 74 private sector university library websites, 16(21%) were providing access to Phone numbers and postal addresses while 58(78%) were not providing access. Out of 177 public and private university library websites, 75(42%) were not providing spelling grammatical, and typing mistakes while 102(57%) did not provide access. Out of 103 public sector universities, 48(46%) were not providing spelling grammatical, and typing mistakes while 55(53%) did not provide access to websites. Out of 74 private sector university library websites, 27(36%) were providing spelling grammatical, and typing mistakes while 47(63%) were not providing access to websites. There is no research conducted on HEC university library websites in detail, in some earlier studies, Qutab and Mahmood (2009) studied some university library websites with a checklist of 71 and 39 items respectively. This study is a complete case study of HEC recognized university library websites (both public and private) using a comprehensive checklist of 138 items.

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