Accessibility of Tehran Academic libraries based on technical Assessment and users experiences

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Mehmandoost

2 Assistant of Tarbiat Modares University , knowledge and Information science, Iran,Tehran

3 Assistant of Islamic Azad University, knowledge and Information science,Iran,Hamedan


regarding the objectives of university libraries and the importance of websites in dissemination of information to all users according to the objectives of mother organization, the websites of libraries should be accessible to provide all users of various capabilities with different services. Having this objective in mind, we evaluate accessibility of the website of the governmental university libraries of Tehran.
Method: this research is applied study which used evaluation and survey methods to gather information. The population of research was the websites of governmental university libraries of Tehran.
Findings: results showed that the website of libraries was accessible by 39.21% based on manual/technical assessment and 85.55% based on users evaluation. Results also showed that there was a significant difference among the users opinions about website accessibility. In other words, three groups of users did not have an equal opinion. There was a significant difference in the website accessibility of governmental universities as concerns manual assessment.


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