Sophie Rondeau: “To Find or Not to Find: An Evaluation of Naxos Music Library’s Search and Browse Capabilities.” (Article, 2013)
Sophie Rondeau, SOIS IO Alumna
Rondeau, Sophie. “To Find or Not to Find: An Evaluation of Naxos Music Library’s Search and Browse Capabilities.” CAML Review / Revue De L’ACBM 41, No. 3 (November / Novembre 2013).
“Naxos Music Library (NML) is a popular online music streaming service offered to patrons by many libraries, both public and academic. NML claims to be the largest online classical music library, and in addition to offering music streaming, it also provides background services including audio book transcriptions, libretti and synopses, a pronunciation guide, glossary, musical terms, work analyses, and work details. As an online music library, it is essential that NML’s interface support usability and findability. Following the principles of Information Architecture outlined by Morville and Rosenfeld, this paper will provide a heuristic evaluation of NML’s search and browse capabilities.”