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|Title:||Weaving the digital library web|
|Author(s):||Robert Fox, (Notre Dame University Libraries, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA)|
|Citation:||Robert Fox, (2008) "Weaving the digital library web", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 24 Iss: 1, pp.8 - 17|
|Keywords:||Electronic media, Library networks, Product design, Worldwide web|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/10650750810847198 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This column seeks to recommend five basic principles that should be used when a library web site is designed or refactored.
Design/methodology/approach – Explores the options available when creating or redesigning a library web site
Findings – This column is simply exploratory, and examines issues surrounding the initial design or re-design of a library web site.
Practical implications – The design of a library web site should take into account these five principles as they are outlined in this column, and those principles include: simplicity, user centered design, findability, web standards and accessibility.
Originality/value – This column suggests five principles that will assist librarians and library technology workers in designing better web sites which follow usability principles, web standards and accessibility guidelines. This will hopefully improve the quality of library web based resources and services.
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