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Hypermedia library guides for academic libraries on the World Wide Web

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 January 1996

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Abstract

A new vehicle for user instruction in academic libraries could be a hypertext library guide distributed on the World Wide Web. This article considers the advantages of an electronic library guide, and the particular advantages and problems of producing one using HTML (hypertext markup language) on the World Wide Web. Existing library guides on the Web are reviewed, and found to be impressive if capable of improvement. Some of the broad design issues are also reviewed, and the possible content of a guide discussed. Likely future developments are then considered.

Citation

Cox, A. (1996), "Hypermedia library guides for academic libraries on the World Wide Web", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 30 No. 1, pp. 39-50. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047216

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MCB UP Ltd

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