Local studies collections online: an investigation in Irish public libraries

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dc.contributor.author Tedd, Lucy A.
dc.contributor.author Barry, Lara
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-18T11:17:21Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-18T11:17:21Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Tedd , L A & Barry , L 2008 , ' Local studies collections online: an investigation in Irish public libraries ' Program: electronic library and information systems , pp. 163-186 . , 10.1108/00330330810867710 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 76797
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/585
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/585
dc.description Barry, L., Tedd, L.A. (2008). Local studies collections online: an investigation in Irish public libraries. Program: electronic library and information systems, 42(2), 163-186. en
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To investigate how public libraries in Ireland are using their websites to present local studies collections online. Methodology: All the websites of public libraries in Ireland were evaluated against a checklist of 50 criteria by one of the authors. An analytic description was provided of the four highest-ranking websites and semi-structured interviews were held with staff in these library authorities. Findings: Several interesting trends in Irish local studies and their online presentation were identified. Overall the websites were well-presented and had a strong sense of branding. Users of these websites typically come from the Irish diaspora in Europe, the US and Australia. Library 2.0 ‘tools’ had been adopted by three of the four authorities investigated, adding value to their websites. Recommendations for future developments are included. Originality/Value: This research should add to the relatively sparse literature available on local authority local studies websites. en
dc.format.extent 24 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Program: electronic library and information systems en
dc.title Local studies collections online: an investigation in Irish public libraries en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00330330810867710
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Archives and Records Management en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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