OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives: Volume 21 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Website usability: research and case studies

Electronic resource usage statistics: the challenge and the promise

Norm Medeiros

The purpose of this paper is to describe the challenge and promise of electronic resource usage statistics.

Too quick? Log analysis of Quick Links from an academic library website

Jimmy Ghaphery

To study the use of “Quick Links”, a common navigational element, in the context of an academic library website.

Website redesign and testing with a usability consultant: lessons learned

Robert L. Tolliver, David S. Carter, Suzanne E. Chapman, Phillip M. Edwards, Jeanie E. Fisher, Annette L. Haines, Lana E. Krolikowski, Rebecca M. Price

The aim of this case study is to present one library's experiences consulting with a usability expert during the design and implementation phases of a new academic library…

Usability testing and design of a library website: an iterative approach

Carole A. George

The purpose of this paper is to provide a case study of the usability studies used by the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries during the redesign of their website.

Usability analysis of Northern Illinois University Libraries' website: a case study

Leanne M. VandeCreek

To describe the process and present the findings of a usability assessment of the Northern Illinois University Libraries' website.

Library homepage design at medium‐sized universities: A comparison to commercial homepages via Nielsen and Tahir

Pamela Harpel‐Burke

Website design guidelines which have proven effective throughout the commercial sector could be adapted for library homepage design. Acceptance of industry standards for…

Content matters: analysis of a website redesign

Mark Shelstad

To examine the redesign of an academic archive and manuscript repository's fourth‐generation website.

Usability testing for web redesign: a UCLA case study

Dominique Turnbow, Kris Kasianovitz, Lise Snyder, David Gilbert, David Yamamoto

The purpose of this paper is to describe the processes the UCLA Library Website Redesign Team used to develop a new library website responsive to the needs of the broad…

Redesigning for usability: Information architecture and usability testing for Georgia Tech Library's website

Heather Jeffcoat King, Catherine M. Jannik

To describe the efforts by the Georgia Institute of Technology Library to keep its website relevant and current by incorporating user testing, both outsourced and in‐house.

Usability training: An overlooked component in an on‐going program of web assessment and development

H. Frank Cervone

To provide a model for implementing an on‐going program of training in usability topics for staff throughout the organization.

Cognitive task analysis: A cognitive approach to evaluate evidence‐based nursing websites

Ping Li

To introduce a cognitive approach – cognitive task analysis (CTA) – for the usability evaluation of evidence‐based nursing (EBN) websites.



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