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Majidi A, Zandian F, Hassanzadeh M. Users’ Expectation from the User Interface Screen of an Academic Digital Library. .... 2010; 25 (4) :695-720
URL: http://jipm.irandoc.ac.ir/article-1-1147-en.html
Tarbiat Modares University
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The present paper investigates the E-learner’s expectations concerning the features incorporated within the user interface screen of an academic digital library. A researcher-made questionnaire was used for the survey. The sample was taken from the E-learners using this technology in Iranian universities. 200 questionnaires were distributed. The data analysis showed a general consensus about the priority of comprehensibility of the terms used in the User Interface Screen (uis) as well as the display features and clarity of the navigational functions as the usability criteria for UIS. ANOVA analysis indicated that, with the exception of navigation and guidance functions, there was no significance with respect to three categories of students. In other words, all students had similar expectations and their ICT skill is not a factor influencing the prioritization of these criteria. The results further indicated that except for the browsing page, there is no significant difference between novice, intermediate and advanced students with respect to search screen features.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Library and Information Science
Received: 2011/01/9

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