Academic Library Website Benchmarks by Primary Research Group

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The 116-page learn offers information from 50 faculties and universities approximately their educational library improvement and administration regulations. The research is helping its readers resolution questions comparable to: what number of educational libraries lately undertook, or plan within the close to destiny, an important web site redecorate? What are the objectives of the web site redesigns? How is the educational library web site staffed? what's the function of the principal university IT division? How have web site usability reports been carried out and via whom? Have outdoors experts performed a task? what number libraries have ancillary websites or presences on fb, Instagram, Pinterest and different cyber websites? what number libraries have committees to supervise their web content? What do librarians examine the easiest unmarried items and concepts that experience helped their web pages over the last few years?

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Journals appeared another 15 times. Reference, guides, and help articles as a group were very popular. Research guides by subject alone appeared 24 times, while how-to guides on citations, writing, finding books and articles, appeared 20 times. General library information, appearing 37 times, encompassed the library’s calendar, hours of operation, staff directory and faculty information, web and class resources, history of the library or college archives, news, and exhibits. Less popular items that nonetheless appeared multiple times across the sample were articles, periodicals and/or indexes (8), e-reserves (5), interlibrary loans (4), gateways to the university’s other libraries, collections, or campus websites (4), the college or university archives (3), digital collections (3), DVDs and multimedia (2), forms (2), encyclopedias (2) and library accounts (2).

Community colleges and PhD-level granting institutions spent nothing on library website consultants. 82 on average, while four-year/MA granting institutions spent a mean of $125 and a maximum of $3,000. 95. 43 with a maximum of $5,000. 86 with a maximum of $30,000. 09, on website consultants, than did libraries without their own webmaster or web staff, which spent a mean of $500. 59% of participants reported that they had conducted a formal usability test of the college website. 43% of PhDlevel granting institutions reported having conducted a usability test.

0” application LibGuides was their best product to improve the library website. Four participants mentioned Mozilla open-source add-ons or extensions: two mentioned the Firefox Web Developer add-on and two more mentioned Firefox add-ons for HTML validation and web design. 33 Academic Library Website Benchmarks Participants mentioned books twice; one participant mentioned Syndetics Solutions, while another simply referenced “web design books” in general. Also mentioned but appearing only once in our survey were 360 Search, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash, Ajax, Contribute, Drupal, Firebug, Google Search Appliance, Joomla, Meebo, SnagIt, and XML.

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