Wayfinding in Libraries: A Study of University Library Users in Mumbai

Rakshikar, Nidhi and Powdwal, Sushama . Wayfinding in Libraries: A Study of University Library Users in Mumbai., 2021 In: ICAL 2020. Academic Publications, pp. 91-129. [Book chapter]

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Wayfinding is the study of how human beings use a variety of informational media to orient themselves and navigate in space. This chapter highlighted the wayfinding experiences of the first-year students with respect to the ability to find their way in the university campuses in Mumbai and to locate the library and its collection as well as to find out the availability and evaluation of signage through SWOT analysis in the university libraries in Mumbai. The results point to a need to pay serious attention to improving the visual guidance system to make the libraries more user-friendly and also suggested various measures for creating user friendly access in librarires.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Wayfinding; Human orientation; University libraries; Signage; Directional guidance; user-friendliness; SWOT analysis; TOWS matrix
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
Depositing user: Nidhi Niwant Rakshikar
Date deposited: 03 Feb 2022 07:59
Last modified: 03 Feb 2022 07:59
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/42799

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