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Making library Web sites usable : a LITA guide, Tom Lehman and Terry Nikkel

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Making library Web sites usable : a LITA guide
Title
Making library Web sites usable
Title remainder
a LITA guide
Statement of responsibility
Tom Lehman and Terry Nikkel
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Language
eng
Summary
If your library's website is not as user-friendly as it could or should be, you need this book. A LITA guide, it is the most authoritative, current reference on usability testing for libraries. It gives you practical advice in clear, non-technical prose, plus success stories from 18 academic, public, corporate, and government libraries. Read it and you will learn what usability assessments are, why they are important for libraries, why you should do them regularly, and what the most common challenges are. You will also learn all of the necessary how-tos, whats, and whys for the most common assessment techniques and how to interpret your results, document findings, and effectively communicate results and recommendations. Usability-in-action success stories from Purdue, the University of Virginia, and Wright State University libraries; the Clinton Macomb Public Library in Michigan; the MITRE corporate library; and the library at NASA Goddard offer rare insights and practical advice for facing challenges like limited time, working within a budget, and rallying support for website changes. For library webmasters, members of library Web or usability teams, and library administrators committed to putting their patrons at the center of their website design strategy but unsure of how to begin
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1947-
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Lehman, Tom
Dewey number
006.701/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z674.75.W67
LC item number
L44 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Nikkel, Terry
Series statement
LITA guide
Series volume
# 14
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  • Library Web sites
  • Library Web sites
Label
Making library Web sites usable : a LITA guide, Tom Lehman and Terry Nikkel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Usability for library web sites -- Heuristics -- Surveys -- Focus group interviews -- Card sorting -- Paper prototypes -- Usability testing -- Web server logs analysis -- Attracting users for testing -- Low-cost usability recording -- Communicating usability results effectively -- Usability case study: Purdue University libraries -- Usability case study: University of Virginia -- Usability case study: Wright State University -- Usability case study: Clinton-Macomb Public Library -- Usability case study: the MITRE Corporation -- Usability case study: NASA Goddard Library
Control code
180204834
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 184 pages
Isbn
9781555706203
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180204834
Label
Making library Web sites usable : a LITA guide, Tom Lehman and Terry Nikkel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Usability for library web sites -- Heuristics -- Surveys -- Focus group interviews -- Card sorting -- Paper prototypes -- Usability testing -- Web server logs analysis -- Attracting users for testing -- Low-cost usability recording -- Communicating usability results effectively -- Usability case study: Purdue University libraries -- Usability case study: University of Virginia -- Usability case study: Wright State University -- Usability case study: Clinton-Macomb Public Library -- Usability case study: the MITRE Corporation -- Usability case study: NASA Goddard Library
Control code
180204834
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 184 pages
Isbn
9781555706203
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180204834

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