Title

Library Home Page Design: A Comparison of Page Layout for Front-Ends to ARL Library Web Sites

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1998

Department

University Libraries

Abstract

The author examined the home pages of all 120 libraries in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in order to compare design similarities and differences. This was accomplished by first filling out a questionnaire on each home page and then tabulating the findings using simple averages and medians. Areas examined were: backgrounds, document headers, document footers, document body, page length, number of steps to library home page from parent institution Web site, and domain name servers. A typical home page is discussed using the averages of these results.

Publication Title

College & Research Libraries

Volume

59

Issue

5

First Page

458

Last Page

465