VALA2006A usability study of the library catalogue at Monash University Library

VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 6: Usability
Wednesday 8 February 2006, 14:35 - 15:05
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2006-proceedings/vala2006-session-6-foott

VALA  Peer Reviewed PaperStephanie Foott

Web Manager, Monash University Library
http://lib.monash.edu.au

Simon Huggard

Systems Manager, Monash University Library
http://lib.monash.edu.au

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Abstract

During 2004, Monash University Library undertook a usability study of its library catalogue. A number of things were tested including terminology, search behaviour, search types, users’ ability to deal with mixed results, preferred interface and layout, including selection and formatting of records, as well as tasks to do with lending and requesting of items. Methodology and outcomes are discussed in the paper, as well as information relating to programs and documents used in the study.

 

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