This paper reports the results of a survey which aimed to examine the extent to which the information architecture (IA) of Australian library web sites is developed with reference to documented methods and guidelines. It was found that a majority of libraries used either in-house or external documents, or both, but that the nature of these documents varied greatly. The extent of libraries’ control over their own web sites also varied very widely. Although documentation was considered useful in some ways, respondents were more interested in developing the necessary IA skills and competencies than in standardisation.
|Title of host publication||VALA 2008 : libraries/changing spaces, virtual places : conference proceedings, 14th Biennial Conference & Exhibition|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne, VIC|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||VALA 2008: Libraries/ Changing Spaces, Virtual Places: 14th Biennial Conference and Exhibition - Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 5 Feb 2008 → 7 Feb 2008
|Conference||VALA 2008: Libraries/ Changing Spaces, Virtual Places: 14th Biennial Conference and Exhibition|
|Period||5/02/08 → 7/02/08|
Hider, P., Burford, S., & Ferguson, S. (2008). The Use of Information Architecture Guidelines by Australian Libraries. In VALA 2008 : libraries/changing spaces, virtual places : conference proceedings, 14th Biennial Conference & Exhibition (pp. 1-13). Melbourne, VIC: VALA.