Authors: Kaushik, A.
Amongst different mediums of information dissemination sources, a website is generally treated as the most important medium to impart and fetch the diverse types of information, resources, updates, and services. Therefore, today libraries are keen to develop their own library websites with diverse contents to provide latest information, updates, services, and resources to their targeted audiences. The study discussed in this article analyses the contents of the top 50 engineering and technology universities library websites, based on Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking 2021, using a checklist. The results of the study discovered that none of the considered libraries, situated in
…United States, scored 100%. The results also revealed that general information, services, resources, navigation and search tools, copyright information, design, social networking site, and so on were present on the majority of library websites. However, some important indicators such as job opportunities, Boolean search, person with disabilities service, mobile apps, e-newsletter, website update date, and Web 2.0 Tools were available on limited library websites. This study may be helpful in upgrading not only the library websites of engineering and technology universities but also websites of institutional libraries.
Keywords: Library websites, Q S World University ranking, content analysis, World’s top engineering and technology universities, Checklist
Citation: World Digital Libraries - An international journal,
vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 43-60, 2022
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