The Use of Information Architecture Guidelines by Australian Libraries

Phillip Hider, Sally Burford, Stuart Ferguson

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVALA 2008 : libraries/changing spaces, virtual places : conference proceedings, 14th Biennial Conference & Exhibition
    Place of PublicationMelbourne, VIC
    PublisherVALA
    Pages1-13
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9780908478187
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventVALA 2008: Libraries/ Changing Spaces, Virtual Places: 14th Biennial Conference and Exhibition - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 5 Feb 20087 Feb 2008

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    ConferenceVALA 2008: Libraries/ Changing Spaces, Virtual Places: 14th Biennial Conference and Exhibition
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period5/02/087/02/08

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    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.
    Hider, Phillip ; Burford, Sally ; Ferguson, Stuart. / The Use of Information Architecture Guidelines by Australian Libraries. VALA 2008 : libraries/changing spaces, virtual places : conference proceedings, 14th Biennial Conference & Exhibition. Melbourne, VIC : VALA, 2008. pp. 1-13
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