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This book provides a guide to usability evaluation techniques available when designing a user-centred website. It covers methods that can be used to gather feedback from users of your website at every stage of the development, design or redesign cycle.
Targeted at Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals, this book concentrates on usability evaluation methods used to design usable and user-centered library websites. Aimed at the practitioner, it is a practical guide to methods that are used to gather information from potential users that shape the design of the website based on an interactive design process. From planning the study to writing the report, this book guides the reader through the process of usability evaluation using examples from the author’
A brand new edition of the highly successful M-Libraries series, this draws together cutting-edge international contributions from the leading authorities in the field. Based on the proceedings of the Fourth International M-Libraries Conference held in Milton Keynes in 2012 it explores the variety of work that libraries are doing across the world to deliver resources to users via mobile and hand-held devices. The main strands of discussion include: - Imagination - looking at the future of m-libraries - Transformation - focusing
Reflecting the dramatic changes shaped by rapidly developing technologies over the past six years, this new fourth edition of Reference and Information Services takes the introduction to reference sources and services significantly beyond the content of the first three editions. In Part I, Concepts and Processes, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect new ideas and methods in the provision of reference service in an era when many users have access to the Web. In Part II, Information Sources
A top library consultant offers specific recommendations for helping libraries adapt to their changing role in the community. * Illustrations and drawings of innovative library buildings and features * A bibliography of additional print and online resources * A complete index
This book is for school librarians and information specialists, school teachers, library and information science teachers, school leaders, principals and administrators. It focuses on changes and challenges of the transitional societies and reviews the literacies required for an active citizenship. It treats the school library's role in education and information literacy. It contains contributions from different regions in the world and it provides an overview of best practices. survey of best practices for school libraries worldwide up-to-date contributions about the
Detailed annotations (100-150 words) on some 500 items focus on articles, books, and book chapters published from 1980 through 1991 and important classic items published prior to 1980. With both scholarly/theoretical and practical how-to perspectives, the book covers material concerning research, university, college, community college, and special libraries. Major chapters discuss an overview of the collection evaluation process, methods and methodology, use studies, availability studies, the RLG Conspectus, serials evaluation (including serials review case studies), citation analysis (including structure of disciplines), journal ranking,
Summarizing specific tools for measuring service quality alongside tips for using these tools most effectively, this book helps libraries of all kinds take a programmatic approach to measuring, analyzing, and improving library services.