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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2014, Vol. 30 Issue (11): 88-94    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2014.11.13
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Peking University Library Website Redesign Based on Usability Study
Wu Yue, Zhou Yigang, Cui Haiyuan, Nie Hua
Peking University Library, Beijing 100871, China
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[Objective] Peking University Library (PKULib) conductes a series of usability study to provide valuable usability improvement suggestions for its new home page design. [Context] With researchers' growing dependence on digital libraries, a library website is no longer an image or a window of a library, but a tool with excellent-usability which provides quick access to the resources required. User friendly interface has a direct impact on website usability. [Methods] This paper mainly focuses on the heuristic evaluation of the old version website of PKULib and the library websites peer-study. [Results] Based on the results of the heuristic evaluation and the websites peer-study, the paper introduces the PKULib website redesign. [Conclusions] As a result, the paper gets the common practices in library website design, which would provide valuable interface design recommendations for usability improvement of the library website design.

Key wordsUsability      Heuristic evaluation      Interaction design      User study      Web design     
Received: 28 April 2014      Published: 18 December 2014
:  G250.76  

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Wu Yue, Zhou Yigang, Cui Haiyuan, Nie Hua. Peking University Library Website Redesign Based on Usability Study. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2014, 30(11): 88-94.

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