A content analysis of university library Web sites in English speaking countries

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Abstract

In a study of university library Web sites in four English speaking countries (Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA), the visual display of information was found to be similar across all countries. However, there were some differences in the content supplied. All of the 150 library Web sites examined provided access to their own catalogue and some databases. Most also provided access to other library catalogues, a description of services and an update date. There was much less information provided on instructional material and remote access, and there were discrepancies in the availability of encyclopaedias, request forms and pathfinders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalOnline Information Review
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

Keywords

  • Information retrieval
  • Internet
  • Libraries
  • Universities

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