Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Fall 11-13-2021

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In this digital era of abundant information production, there is an increase in demand of high - quality digital information. With the greater demand from users to serve their information needs, the job of the librarian has become critical in terms of delivering services to its patrons. The content richness of the website is the key factor to attract users and facilitate them in navigating through its web pages. These websites are playing a key role in helping students and faculty to carry out their study and academic work. Thus the need arises to continuously evaluate these web pages to keep them updated or use.

This study evaluates 25 selected educational college library web pages in Goa from the usability perspective. For this study 9 main parameters were used to evaluate library web pages. The checklist was made for measuring its various dimensions regarding its usability, validity, efficiency and, effectiveness. The results showed that the web pages are partially usable and hence there is a need to improve their usability. The study further suggested evaluating these web pages to check the relevancy and validity of the information available on the web page. The study revealed that most of the college websites provide an Online Public Access Catalogue but none of the websites mention the availability of plagiarism checking facilities. The study has shown that web pages are lagging in exploiting the potential of the library portal. It also suggests keeping the web page updated as it is frequently used by college students and faculty. This study is capable of providing a basic framework that can be used to design and improve academic library web pages.