Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

6-26-2013

Abstract

This study aims to present an improved and better understanding of important website design components, satisfaction of users, and their interaction with academic library website in an online environment.The findings of this study will help to design effective websites and improved usability components. Survey has been used to identify important factors that appear to influence perceptions about websites including web surfing activities, good graphics, number of links, amount of text and use of animations. The results specify that academic library website users tend to prefer interactive websites having the presence of basic elements and free from pop-up advertisements. Overall this paper contributes to good library website designing techniques, use of sophisticated features, standard components and implications for website designers while developing academic library websites.

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