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Developing a Usability Measurement Instrument in Academic Digital Libraries

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Title: Developing a Usability Measurement Instrument in Academic Digital Libraries
Author(s): Joo, Soohyung
Subject(s): Usability Digital libraries Measurement instrument
Abstract: This study is an ongoing project to develop a usability measurement instrument in the context of academic digital library. Usability reveals how users interact with a system. In the field of information science, there have been many research related to the evaluation of usability in different information systems or environments. While most usability evaluation studies employed either inspection methods or user experiments, less research applied user survey methods. This study has been initiated under the assumption that a user survey could complement these two predominant methods in terms of involving large samples. To implement user survey methods, it is prerequisite to develop a reliable and valid measurement instrument. This study attempts to develop a measurement instrument for usability specific to academic digital library settings. In this study, the academic digital library refers to an augmentation of a traditional academic library, which includes electronic subscription, access to online database, self-digitized collections, and virtual references comprehensively.
Issue Date: 2010-02-03
Genre: Conference Poster
Type: Text
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-02-26

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