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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2009, Vol. 3 Issue (2): 46-50    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2009.02.08
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Usability Evaluation Indicators and Empirical Study of Database Retrieval System
Hu Xiaoqing1,Zhang Jianyong1
1(National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190,China)
2(Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China)  
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Abstract  

A new set of evaluation indicators of usability is put forward on the basis of the traditional evaluation theory of usability, including intelligibility,operability,information accessing,identifying information,errors,efficiency and user satisfaction.The authors test the usability of Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD) with the method of summative testing and verify the applicability of the new set of evaluation indicators of usability. Finally, suggestions of further improving the usability of database retrieval system are put forward after analyzing testing results and the source of problems.

Key wordsDatabase retrieval system      Usability evaluation indicators      Usability testing      Case study     
Received: 30 October 2008      Published: 25 February 2009
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Corresponding Authors: Hu Xiaoqing     E-mail: huxq@mail.las.ac.cn
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Hu Xiaoqing,Zhang Jianyong. Usability Evaluation Indicators and Empirical Study of Database Retrieval System. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2009, 3(2): 46-50.

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