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Sustainability through website development: the case of public libraries in Malaysia

Abu Bakar, Ahmad Bakeri (2012) Sustainability through website development: the case of public libraries in Malaysia. In: 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML 2012), 22-25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

With the introduction of the World Wide Web and graphical browsers in the 1990s the Internet has become widely accessible and many people have grabbed the idea of using it for their multifarious purposes and agenda The library website is the most important window and the gateway for interactivity with the publics. So much so that higher quality websites tend to exhibit high traffic pattern and are capable of attracting more links and thereby rendered those websites as highly visible. The question of visibility and accessibility is therefore important for any type of websites and should be addressed painstakingly with the notion that sustainable development of the website may assist the library in reaching its goals. Through the development of quality websites libraries in Western countries are able to sustain their growth through generating income through charges, particularly for access to unique materials, making it attractive to sponsors or making it possible for third parties to deliver their own services based on website contents. It is the purpose of this paper to study on the question of visibility and accessibility of the websites of selected public libraries in Malaysia through the use of two major software, Alexa and EvaAcess.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3443/27726
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility, sustainability, public libraries, Malaysia, websites
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Ahmad Bakeri Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 11:13
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 15:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27726

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