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VALA2006 Session 6 Foott

 

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.

 

VALA2006 Plenary 4 Woldering

 

VALA2006 Keynote SpeakerConnecting with users: Europe and multilinguality

 

Britta WolderingVALA 2008 PLENARY 4: Britta Woldering
Thursday 9 February 2006, 16:10 - 17:25
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2006-proceedings/vala2006-plenary-4-woldering

Britta Woldering

Assistant for International Relations to the Director General, Die Deutsche Bibliothek (German National Library), Germany
http://www.d-nb.de/eng/index.htm

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Abstract

This paper introduces to the new Internet service The European Library, provided by the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), and gives an overview of activities in Europe for multilingual library services, developed and tested in various projects: TEL-MEMOR, MACS (Multilingual Access to Subjects), MSAC (Multilingual Subject Access to Catalogues of National Libraries), Crisscross, and VIAF (Virtual International Authority File).

 

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