Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



The purpose of the study is to explore the present status, contents, and features that are used for user communication of private university library websites (PULW) in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. To ensure representativeness, purposively select twenty-two (22) private university libraries that have dedicated websites. A checklist contained sixty-one (61) items divided into ten (10) categories, and interview methods were followed for authenticity and reliability of data. The result of this study has been presented in tabular and figurative forms. The study found that the trend of websites that began a few years ago will become a driving force for library services, though it has plenty of room for improvement, such as liquid layout, mobile-friendliness, Web-OPAC, online tutorials, etc., and shows some issues for library website maintenance. This study is valuable for information scientists and academic librarians who are connected with library website development and maintenance, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh, whose resources are limited and studies are also scarce.