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Jahanghiri S, Norouzi Y. Software Ergonomics of Iranian Digital Library Software’s: An Accessibility-Centered Survey. .... 2016; 31 (3) :823-844
URL: http://jipm.irandoc.ac.ir/article-1-2803-en.html
University of Qom
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Purpose: The Purpose of this study is to evaluate accessibility features of Iranian Digital Library Software’s (IDLS). Method/Approach: This is an applied research and has done as a heuristic survey. Statistical population of the study includes five Digital Library Softwares: Azarakhsh, Nosa, Papyrus, Parvanpajooh and Payam. The researcher-made criteria list of this study is based on ISO 9241-171 and has prepared through a Delphi method. Different types of descriptive statistical techniques in collaboration with Friedman test and SAW decision making method used for data analyzing. Findings: Research results showed that IDLSs have made no impressive effort for regarding accessibility features and their accessibility has obtained solely through the Operating System and Platform that the software runs on it. That’s why input accessibility features – which have regarded through OS-, have gained first rank among other accessibility features. There is meaningful statistical difference between IDLSs in regarding accessibility features. Originality/Value: This study which survey the accessibility features of IDLSs, is one of the first attending software accessibility features in Iran and it can have an important role in introducing disable users’ needs to software developers and digital collection makers.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Library and Information Science
Received: 2015/03/14 | Accepted: 2015/08/10 | Published: 2015/08/29

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