Web Survey Bibliography

Title Webmasters, web policies, and academic libraries: a survey
Source Library Hi Tech, 25, 1, pp. 136-146
Year 2007
Database Emerald
Access date 11.02.2014
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to gauge how university libraries are currently handling web policies as well as to see if the role of the library webmaster has evolved.

Design/methodology/approach – A survey was created and an invitation to participate was sent to various electronic discussion lists. Most of the questions were quantitative and were coded to find trends in the responses.

Findings – Most of the respondents either are reference librarians or webmasters, and they are mostly staff or faculty. As increasing numbers of resources become available electronically, university library web pages are going to continue to play an important role in academia. Survey responses indicate that most libraries (52 percent) have developed a web policy and 64 percent have formed a web advisory committee to maintain their web content. Responses also indicate the desire for further training in keeping up with the new technologies and the increased workload due to the time spent in maintaining web pages.

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Year of publication2007
Bibliographic typeJournal article
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