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More than just a link

  1. 1. Miami University Hamilton Krista McDonald Kathleen Pickens-French
  2. 2. The structural design of shared informationenvironmentsThe combination oforganization, labeling, search, & navigationsystems within web sites & intranetsThe art & science of shaping informationproducts & experiences to support usability &findability Moreville, Peter and Louis Rosenfeld. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly, 2007.
  3. 3. What is beyond your control? Portal of the Learning Management System Organization of your library’s website Faculty person’s course site design Faculty assignment(s) Student information-seeking behavior
  4. 4. Knowing the course assignment What TYPE of resources are required? What citation format? When are assignments due?Establishing a PurposeSelecting ResourcesOrganizing Content
  5. 5. Read in “F-Shape” PatternSkim TextDrawn to Actionable ContentLikely to Click Images/ButtonsLack Patience
  6. 6. Keywords Sub-Headings Bulleted Lists½ the Words Images/Buttons Anchors
  7. 7. 5045 None-I only use the Internet (8.8)40 One (26.5)3530 Two (26.5)2520 Three (29.4)1510 Four (2.9)5 Five or More0 How many library resources will you try before giving up & Googling?
  8. 8. Less than 9% of students will even TRY to use more than 3 “library resources” before going back to what is familiar.Only include resources acceptable for the instructor’s assignment.Avoid over-describing each resource. If it’s that complicated, should it be included? Consider alternative formats for learners who DO want more details (printable guide, video tutorial, etc)
  9. 9. 100 Course Page90 88.280 Search Engine7060 50.50 Library Website40 79.43020 Book Catalog10 41.2 0 Database Resources Used to Complete Assignment 85.3
  10. 10. To Embed or Not to EmbedLibrarian Availability
  11. 11. Weekdays Morning (7am- noon) 6% 12% Afternoon (noon-35% 5pm) Evening (5-9 pm) 47% Night (9pm-1am)
  12. 12. Weekends Morning Afternoon 6% 6% 26%38% Evening 24% Night Overnight
  13. 13. 45 1-2 Minutes40 (44.1)35 3-4 Minutes30 (32.4)25 5-7 Minutes2015 (11.8)10 7-10 Minutes 5 (5.9) 0 Over 10 Min. How many minutes before losing (5.9) your attention?
  14. 14. AnchorsHeadingsBulleted ListsHorizontal RulesHyperlinked Images
  15. 15. Know your AudienceKnow your PurposeImprove UsabilityDevelop Consistency
  16. 16. Miami University Hamilton Krista McDonald Kathleen Pickens-French

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