Usability Study to Evaluate a Transformed Library Website

Lauren E. Robinson, Jessica Petrey

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In fiscal year 2016-17, University of Louisville Libraries began the transition from Plone Content Management System (CMS) to Springshare’s LibGuides CMS for websites hosting and management. This transition provided Kornhauser Health Sciences Library the opportunity to fully redesign our website to be more user-friendly, efficient, and visually appealing. To evaluate the efficacy of the new website in meeting these goals, we designed a usability study examining both versions of the site for efficiency and accuracy of information retrieval. Approved by the IRB, this usability study was primarily administered in survey format; as participants from multiple health science disciplines completed specified tasks, their accuracy, time to completion, and reaction to the sites were measured. This poster will explore the design and implementation of a comparative usability study and the resulting changes towards improving user web experience. This poster will showcase the transition process, constructing a comparative usability study, and visually illustrate the results of that study.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2018
EventAmerican Library Association, 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2018Jun 28 2021
Conference number: 2028


ConferenceAmerican Library Association, 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Abbreviated titleALA Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Internet address


  • Website development
  • website usuability
  • medical libraries


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