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5th Anniversary of Upplýsing
Upplýsing - The Icelandic Library and Information
Science Association (Upplýsing - Félag bókasafns og
upplýsingafræða, www.upplysing.is) was founded on
the lst of January 2000 by the merger of four Icelandic
library associations. It serves as professional association
in the field of library and information science and as
a leading force in the professional debate, aiming
at increased understanding of the role of Icelandic
libraries and information centers for culture, education
and science and enhance cooperation. Members
are now around 500, individuals and institutions as
well. The association publishes Bókasafnið (www.
bokasafnid.is), a professional magazine on library and
information science and issues the newsletter Fregnir,
for more general information. Furthermore history
of the Icelandic library associations was published
in 2004 under the title: A leið til upplýsingar. Saga
Bókavarðafélags Islands, aðildarfélaga þess og Félags
bókasafnsfræðinga. Upplýsing has (in cooperation with
others) developed a new branch of study for library
technicians in secondary schools. Upplýsing, and its
members take part in various comittees and activities
abroad and at home as well, i.e. EBLIDA, IFLA,
NVBF, IASL, Nord I&D. Upplýsing has organised
international conferences as a result of cooperation.
Upplýsing also offers its members various lectures,
library visits and courses to broaden the education of
Usability Study of University Web
Sites in Iceland
The web is an extremely flexible medium for publ-
ishing information and today all major educational
institutions have large web sites. Unfortunately
many of those web sites are created without real
regard for users and their tasks. In turn their usabi-
lity varies greatly and task support is limited, as
the results of this study show.
In the Spring of 2004 a usability study was per-
formed on four different university web sites in
Iceland using a combination of three methods
of study: observation, think-aloud protocol anal-
ysis and questionnaires. The web sites of the
four largest universities in Iceland were chos-
en for the test: University of Iceland, Reykjavík
University, Iceland University of Education and
University of Akureyri. The aim of the study was
to study the web sites' usability by gathering
information about how the web sites support-
ed some common tasks of their potential users.
Observational studies were performed and post-
task questionnaire was created to measure three
key aspects of usability: users' perceptions of sat-
isfaction, efficiency and effectiveness. A post-test
questionnaire was created to gather more specific
information about the users' opinion about the
individual web sites. The aim was also to develop
a simple set of guidelines for best practice and set
up a standardised usability test that could be app-
lied to most web sites. It has proved useful to test a
taxonomy of web sites in parallel with developing
such a test, as their different designs and navigat-
ion methods make different contributions to the
best practice guidelines for usability.
FNID 29. ARG. 2005