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  • 1. What criteria are important in school library web design?
  • 2. ASSESSMENT Criteria
    Promotion
    Be dynamic
    Content
    Segmentation
    Reference services
    Participation and collaboration
    Connectivity
    Navigability
    Usability
    Feedback
    Analytics
    Visibility
  • 3. THINGS TO CONSIDER
    and USABILITY
    VERNE: “FIVE SECOND TEST”
    What is the website about?
    What action does it ask you to take?
    Best Practice IN Library web design
    BEST PRACTICE IN LIBRARY WEB DESIGN
    Ho, Verne. (2009). Applications of usability principles on a social network. In Creative Briefing. Retrieved from http://creativebriefing.com/applications-of-usability-principles-on-a-social-network/
  • 4. Promote your library: collection , services and events
    McBurnie, J. (2007) Your online identity: Key to marketing and being found. In FUMSI, (October). Retrieved from http://web.fumsi.com/go/article/share/2510
    Retrieved from http://www.broulee-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/iCentre.html
  • 5. Be dynamic your content should change constantlyinvite users to participate , contribute and collaborate use a blog as a web platform to present, create, and add new content that stimulates interest in what your library has to offer
    Chapman, Cameron. (2009) Social Network Design: Examples and best practices. In Smashing Magazine. Retrieved from
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/13/social-network-design-examples-and-best-practices/
  • 6. Content
    ENGAGE QUICKLY THROUGH GREAT CONTENT
    • Is it interesting?
    • 7. Does it entice users to want to explore more of what your library has to offer?
    DOES IT HAVE A COMPELLING CALL TO ACTION?
    • Your homepage should give users something to do
    • 8. Does it stimulate patrons to read, share and participate?
    Invite users to “Tag” books to help them find popular materials: romance, humour, ghosts, spy stories, science fiction, mystery, thrillers, detectives
    Chapman, Cameron. (2009). Social Network Design: Examples and best practices.
    In Smashing Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/13/social-network-design-examples-and-best-practices/
  • 9. SegmentationCreate different web pages to suit major patron groups
    “Offer youth the opportunities to create and interact within this space we call ‘the library’”
    Create a Facebook fan page and invite them to contribute
    “Truly involving teens means giving them a variety of tools to create their own stories and interact with others”
    Make a book trailer, video or podcast
    Teenagers
    Matthews, Brian. (2009). Web design matters: Ten essentials for any library site. Library Journal, (15). Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6634712.html/industryid=47126
    Farkas, M.G. (2007). What will work @your library. In Social software in libraries: building collaboration, communication and community online. p.237. Medford, N.J. : Information Today, Inc.
  • 10. Kids
    Create a playful mood, include a GAMES section
    Use vivid COLOURS, animated characters, elements from natureInclude images with captions
    “ Tigers ”
    Lazaris, L. (2009). Designing websites for kids: Trends and best practices. In Smashing Magazine, (27). Retrieved from http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/11/27/-designing-websites-for-kids-trends-and-best-practices/
  • 11. References services provide any easy way to ask for help
    • Don’t just display a single “Ask a Librarian” link on the home page
    • 12. Provide instant access on every page by embedding a textbox in the template design via a tool like “Meebo”
    • 13. Reference services and social networking can be offered via Facebook and Twitter
    Matthews, Brian. (2009). Web design matters: Ten essentials for any library site. Library Journal, (15). Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6634712.html/industryid=47126
    Laura, Anna. (2010). A to Z of Social Networking for Libraries. In Social Networking for Libraries. Retrieved from http:// socialnetworkinglibrarian.com/2010/01/22/a-to-z-of-social-networking-for-libraries/
  • 14. Participation and collaboration
    OFFER PATRONS ONLINE TOOLS TO MANAGE THEIR OWN LIBRARY ACCOUNTS
    • Check the status of their accounts
    • 15. Offer ways for patrons to search for books
    CREATE MOBILE FRIENDLY PAGES
    • Do the site images scale to small screen or offer text only?
    • 16. Use an iPhone app?
    Is your library’s social networking able to be accessed via mobile devices?
    • Text messaging: is your library using it yet?
    • 17. Text reminders for overdue items via SMS
    • 18. Text a Librarian to ask for help
    Matthews, Brian. (2009). Web design matters: Ten essentials for any library site. Library Journal, (15). Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6634712.html/industryid=47126
  • 19. “You can’t use what you can’t reach”
    Many library sites now offer RSS feeds to online databases and resources from other libraries, such as:
    • your local Public library
    • 20. your State Library
    • 21. National Library Australia
    “Simplify the users’ search experience”
    • Embed a search box on every page in the header or the navigation bar
    • 22. Embed a federated search box on the homepage
    • 23. Users can do a keyword search across multiple databases
    connectivity
    Governor, J., Hinchcliffe, D. & Nickull, D. (2009). Web 2.0 architectures (1st ed.). Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly Media .Retrieved from Safari Books Online.
  • 24. Navigability and Usability
    • Provide patrons with numerous ways to find things
    • 25. Organize information in a semantic order through the menu and tabs
    • 26. Build for error by providing escape routes
    Verne: “the nature of a social network’s operation makes usability especially important”
    Make it obvious which response you want users to make – use buttons and colorful language to highlight options for users to perform actions
    Chapman, Cameron. (2009) Social Network
    Design: Examples and best practices. In Smashing Magazine. Retrieved from
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/13/social-network-design-examples-and-best-practices/
    Ho,Verne. ( 2009). Applications of usability principles on a social network. In Creative Briefing. Retrieved from http://creativebriefing.com/applications-of-usability-principles-on-a-social-network/
  • 27. feedback
    DEDICATE A SECTION OF YOUR SITE TO POSTING FEEDBACK ALONG WITH YOUR RESPONSES
    • allow patrons to feel that their feedback is valued
    • 28. show the community that you listen and take action
    • 29. explain policies or decisions made
    PROVIDE MULTIPLE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION FOR THE USERS
    • private messages
    • 30. public wall comments
    • 31. live chat
    • 32. instant messaging
    Chapman, Cameron. (2009). Social Network Design: Examples and best practices. In Smashing Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/13/social-network-design-examples-and-best-practices/
  • 33. analytics
    INSTALL A TOOL TO MONITOR SITE VISITS
    Install “Google Analytics”, a free tool to measure popularity, click patterns and identify stumbling blocks.Use this data to rearrange content or modify web copy.
    Matthews, Brian. (2009). Web design matters: Ten essentials for any library site. Library Journal, (15). Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6634712.html/industryid=47126
  • 34. Visibility
    “Consumers, must fully understand the legal and real world effects of interacting with services in a specific execution context”
    Governor, J., Hinchcliffe, D. & Nickull, D. (2009). Web 2.0 architectures (1st Ed.). Sebastapol, California: O’Reilly Media . Retrieved from Safari Books Online.
  • 35. References
    Chapman, Cameron. (2009). Social network design: Examples and best practices. In Smashing Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/13/social-network-design-examples-and-best-practices/
    Farkas, M.G. (2007). What will work @your library. In Social software in libraries: building collaboration, communication and community online. p.237. Medford, N.J. : Information Today, Inc.
    Governor, J., Hinchcliffe, D. & Nickull, D. (2009). Web 2.0 architectures (1st Ed.). Sebastapol, California: O’Reilly Media. Retrieved from Safari Books Online.
    Ho, Verne. ( 2009). Applications of usability principles on a social network. In Creative Briefing. Retrieved from http://creativebriefing.com/applications-of-usability-principles-on-a-social-network/
  • 36. REFERENCES
    Laura, Anna. (2010). A to Z of Social Networking for Libraries. In Social Networking for Libraries. Retrieved from http:// socialnetworkinglibrarian.com/2010/01/22/a-to-z-of-social-networking-for-libraries/
    Lazaris, L. (2009). Designing websites for kids: Trends and best practices. In Smashing Magazine, (27). Retrieved from http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/11/27/-designing-websites-for-kids-trends-and-best-practices/
    Matthews, Brian. (2009). Web design matters: Ten essentials for any library site. Library Journal, (15). Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6634712.html/industryid=47126
    McBurnie, J. (2007) Your online identity: key to marketing and being found. In FUMSI, (October). Retrieved form http://web.fumsi.com/go/article/share/2510
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