• Follow us on Twitter - #MDMLG
  • Midwest Chapter MLA / MHSLA 2017 Joint Conference
  • Announcements & Information
    Atom Feed

    Subscribe with Bloglines

    MDMLG is a regional member of
    MHSLA logo
    MDMLG Webmaster: Valerie Reid
    Hosted by: Provide Net

    Powered by:
    Powered by Blogger

    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a
    Creative Common License

    Monday, April 03, 2006
    WEB SITE OF INTEREST: Library Terms that users understand
    Library Terms That Users Understand

    from the web site

    This site is intended to help library web developers decide how to label key resources and services in such a way that most users can understand them well enough to make productive choices. It serves as a clearinghouse of usability test data evaluating terminology on library websites, listing terms that tests show are effective or ineffective labels. It presents alternatives by documenting terms that are actually used by libraries. It also suggests test methods and best practices for reducing cognitive barriers caused by terminology.

    This is an interesting web site. I'd like to see research done on the special library patron. Our patrons are a bit different. For example, in the public and academic library setting research found that "journal" was a term users didn't understand. That is not the case with medical library patrons. I think it would be interesting (and useful) to do this type of study with medical / hospital library patrons (anyone on the MHSLA research committee intereste?).


    Posted by Alexia Estabrook @ 2:54 PM   0 comments


    Post a Comment

    << Home