An Investigation and Analysis of e-Services in Major Subject Based Information Gateways in the World [chapter]

Ruhua Huang, Chang Liu
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing  
Subject based information gateways (SBIGs) aim at providing professional quality-assured information resources and multifold e-services. However, since the information resources construction of SBIGs has gained lots of acclamations, much attention should be paid on e-services to attract users. Only through expedient services provided by SBIGs, can users be faithful supporters. But e-services of them have infrequently been discussed, so we looks into e-Services of ten major SBIGs in the world,
more » ... IGs in the world, with focus on their browse, search and value-added information services. The e-service in SBIGs are uneven, most of them lack in efficient services. Based on the investigation and analyses, the paper concludes with some suggestions using theories of user-centered and service-centered for improving e-services in SBIGs. The methodologies of investigation, analysis, comparison, case study and statistics are used to do this research.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-75494-9_26 dblp:conf/i3e/HuangL07 fatcat:wp4chctpqbhozemccoij75yxza