The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Indexing higher-education websites: creation, design, and content management

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2018), 36, (4), 161–170.

Abstract

This article explores the nature of site indexes in higher-education websites through a consideration of indexing principles, design variations, functionality issues, and possible uses of site indexes for augmenting user experience, website design, and institution-level information management practices.

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Edelson, D. (2002) ‘Design research: what we learn when we engage in design.’ Journal of the Learning Sciences 11(1), 105–21. Design research: what we learn when we engage in design Journal of the Learning Sciences 11 105 21 Google Scholar

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Richardson, Brian