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Analyzing Organizational Schemes of Information Resources in Library Websites by User Education Approaches

Soojung Kim

ASIS&T Annual Meeting - 2006 (ASIS&T 2006)
Austin, Texas, November 3-9, 2006


Abstract

This paper examines the organizational schemes of information resources provided in 38 academic business libraries/collections from 50 top-ranking business schools. A wide variety of schemes, ranging from a simple alphabetic list by database titles to research guides in which resources are inseparably embedded where relevant, were identified to illustrate current practices in arranging information resources in library websites. The paper discusses the results and develops a typology by which the identified schemes are classified and assessed by a resource integration dimension, a resource/user dimension, and a user education approaches dimension. This typology will assist researchers and website developers in assessing existing schemes from the perspectives of both search and instruction, and developing new schemes.


  
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