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《Digital Library Forum》 2014-09
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Mobile Usability of Open Access Science & Technology Websites

HUANG XiaoBin;FU YueAn;School of Information Management,Sun Yat-sen University;Guangzhou Library;  
Driven by mobile technology,mobile reading has been accepted widely.To meet the needs of mobile learning and research,Open Access Science Technology(referred to as OA ST) websites should follow current trends,adopting mobile services.It is of great significance to improve mobile usability of OA ST websites.After a survey of foreign OA portals and websites,this paper concludes that OA ST websites' mobile usability is fairly poor.This paper also summarizes key points for improving mobile usability,which is including but not limited to increasing compatibility,optimizing,keeping simple and considering mobile users and environments.The strategy of miniature,i.e.,transferring desktop websites to mobile platform untouched,is denied.To increase mobile usability of OA ST websites,this paper conducts a thorough discussion in terms of Web Design,human computer interaction,navigation,search and resources.
【Fund】: 教育部博士点基金专项课题“开放存取科技论文网站的可用性评价”(编号:20110171110086)资助
【CateGory Index】: G250.7
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