Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Purpose: In this study the prime focus was to study the web contents of the library websites of nine institutes of national importance of Karnataka. To examine information regarding introductory information about the library, collections, services, facilities, and Web 2.0 tools used in websites.
Design/ Methodology/ Approach: To analyse the websites, standard criteria were identified and framed the checklist based previous studies. The data was collected from selected websites through an online survey and observation techniques.
Findings: The analysis revealed that more than half (55.56%) of the libraries have dedicated websites. Most websites had general introductory information about the library and working hours. Only fifty percent of libraries have information on physical collections, and more than half (66.7%) of the websites have information and links on electronic resources. The majority (77.78%) of the websites have links to Web OPAC, and fifty percent of libraries have information on reprographic, grammar checking, and remote access facilities. Only few libraries are familiar with implementing Web 2.0 technologies through their library websites.