Abstract: As universities embrace the digital age, web-based tools have become integral for resource management and information accessibility. This project focuses on gathering and analyzing data to inform the development of an interactive and user-friendly web-based e-library platform tailored to the needs of Paktia University.
The methodology involved administering questionnaires to a sample of university instructors and students, resulting in 57 respondents providing insights through responses to 24 survey questions. Descriptive statistics were employed to analyze the acquired data, with findings presented through tables and graphs.
The research highlights a strong demand for a web-based platform characterized by easy navigation, efficient search functionality, and an interactive interface. Notably, respondents expressed a desire for the platform to be accessible on both computers and mobile devices. Additionally, the importance of facilitating communication between users and platform administrators was underscored.
This study concludes that a responsive, dynamic, and user-friendly web-based platform holds significant promise, offering benefits such as convenient access to information anytime and anywhere, streamlined data management, secure, and cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, the platform's potential to foster communication between students and university administrator’s promises to enhance collaboration, idea-sharing, and feedback mechanisms, contributing to a more enriched academic experience.
Keywords: Web-based E-library Platform, Digital Library, Educational Resources, User-friendly, Interactive.
Baitullah Bareer, Mengru Xue, Hameedullah Mohammadi " Assessing User Needs and Preferences for a Web-Based E-Library Platform at Paktia University: A Survey Study ", IJARCCE International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 42-54, 2023. Crossref https://doi.org/10.17148/IJARCCE.2023.121006
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2023.121006