A 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
Web Manager, Monash University Library
Systems Manager, Monash University Library
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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.