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Journal:   STUDIES IN EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY   2006 , Volume 7 , Number 1; Page(s) 53 To 82 .
 
Paper: 

EVALUATING INTERFACE DESIGN AND DISPLAY CHARACTERISTICS IN IRANIAN WEB-OPACS

 
 
Author(s):  FARAJ PAHLOU A.A.H., ZAVARAGHI R.
 
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Abstract: 

This article is presenting results of a study conducted on Iranian Web Opacs in terms of their display characteristics and their user interface. A total Of 6 Iranian Web Opacs that are currently available and accessible on the Web were included in this study, using a checklist that was created for the purpose of this study, based on a model developed by Zavaraqi (2005). According to the findings of the study the overall ranking of the Web OPACs under study from 1st to 6th are as follows respectively: Pars Azarakhsh with 98.2 points, Nosa with 93.6 points, Payam with 89.4 points, UTehran's Oracle with 77.6 points, Irandoc with 68.2 points, and Ganjineh with 36 points. In terms of their user interface, rankings are exactly the same. So is when considering both aspects of user interface and display characteristics. The average points the OPACs under study gained when considering both aspects of user interface and display characteristics together, were as follows: Pars Azarakhsh, 85.49; Nosa 79.34, Payam 74.92, UTehran's Oracle 63.47, Irandoc 56.04, and Ganjineh 27.22. The overall average point considering both aspects for the OPACs under study was calculated as 64.40.

 
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