Content Analysis of Central University Library Websites of North Eastern Region in India

  • Rudra Narayan Professional Assistant, Central Library, Central University of Orissa, Koraput, Odisha, India.
  • Rabindra Kumar Mahapatra Associate Professor, DLIS, Tripura University, Suryaminagar, Agartala, Tripura, India.
Keywords: Library Website, Content analysis, Web based Library Services, Web 2.0, Central Universities, North Eastern Region of India


The library website represents the library as well as the radiance of its parent institution to the world through the World Wide Web (WWW). A well-designed library website serves as an excellent media for publicizing the utility, resources, and services. This study is to review the status of the library websites of central universities of the north eastern region of India. A checklist of various essential parameters has been applied to collect the data and evaluate the contents of selected library webpages. The domain name of the host website, general information about the library, collection details, information on e-resources, accessibility features, navigation tools, and other technical services are the major elements considered to evaluate the websites. However, it is found that contents are varying in every library website. The outcome of the study will help to recognize the parameters to improve the website design on various credibility factors. The study suggested priority should be given towards credible factors like usability, functionality, reliability, and efficiency while designing the library websites to provide reliable, relevant and quality information.


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