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A Survey on the User Interface Environment of Persian journals Databases: the Viewpoints of Iranian Public Librarians. Research on Information Science & Public Libraries. 2013; 19 (2) :201-212
URL: http://publij.ir/article-1-933-en.html
Abstract:   (6334 Views)
Purpose: This article presents results from a survey on the user interface environment of Persian journals databases from the viewpoints of Iranian public librarians.
Methodology: Adopting a survey approach, this study examines the views and experience of public librarians about  about the user interface environment of Persian journals databases, taking into account five dimensions and 58 criteria.
Findings: Findings reveal that the user interface environment of Persian journal databases with numerical mean equal to 180.8 was at the satisfactory level. It appeared that the dimensions of public information (mean:43.9), searching (mean: 81.3), retrieval (mean: 33.1), were at satisfactory level, and demonstration (mean: 16.2), user- friendliness (mean: 7.13) were at unsatisfactory level. In addition, the findings showed that
Originality/Value: Illuminating the strengths and weaknesses of the  user interface environment of Persian journals databases, this study help journal database producers designing better interface environments for users. Ithelps institutions selecting the databases that best meet the needs of their patrons. It also helps users experiencing easy and fast access to their required information via a better user interface.
 
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Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: Libraries Services
Received: 2013/09/4 | Accepted: 2013/12/5 | Published: 2013/12/5 | ePublished: 2013/12/5

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