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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this Bachelor thesis is to examine how user-friendly the OPAC of the Märsta public library is considered to be.Theoretical basis are HCI and Allwoods definition of usability. Issues are: Is the OPAC suited to its task? Is the OPAC user-friendly? How well does a user accept the OPAC? and What degree of competence is shown by users of the OPAC? The source material consists of six interviews in the form of .avi files. The method I have chosen is qualitative semi-structured interview form. The result is that, based on Carl Martin Allwood’s defini-tion and with exception for the using of help-resources, the usability of Märsta’s library OPAC can be considered less good.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 45 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 619
Keyword [en]
OPAC, human–computer interaction, library catalogue, library science, usability
Keyword [sv]
OPAC, användare, användarvänlighet, användbarhet, användbarhetsutvärdering, bibliotek, Biblioteks- och In-formationsvetenskap, grafiska gränssnitt, katalog, människa-datorinteraktion, onlinekatalog
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224625Local ID: 619OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224625DiVA: diva2:717415
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Library and Information Science
Available from: 2014-05-15 Created: 2014-05-15 Last updated: 2014-10-03Bibliographically approved

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