An Analysis of GIS Services Websites in Academic Libraries

by Sorice, Molly A

Abstract (Summary)
This study is a content analysis of a sample of GIS services websites in academic libraries. Websites studied belong to academic institutions that are participants in the Association of Research Libraries GIS Literacy Project and are designated Federal Depository libraries. This study specifically explores how academic libraries present GIS services on their websites and identifies potential barriers the websites may pose to users. Results indicate difficulties in website navigation and lack of advanced browsing applications for spatial data searching.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Deborah Barreau

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:geographic information systems academic libraries usability web design spatial data


Date of Publication:04/11/2006

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