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Research on Usability of an OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
  • Mihyeon Kim, College of William and Mary
Document Type
Article
Department/Program
Education
Publication Date
6-1-1998
Abstract

This study is to determine whether color, icon, sorting methods of brief description about materials, and positioning methods of final records affect the usability of the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) screen designs in terms of success rate, search time, and users' preferences. The findings suggest that OPAC systems can be optimized to enhance user's performances conflict with each other, designers should give more weight to performance because of the library's mission of meeting users' information needs.

Citation Information
Mihyeon Kim. "Research on Usability of an OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)" Journal of the Korean Society for information Management Vol. 15 Iss. 1 (1998) p. 43 - 62
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mihyeon-kim/33/