Corette Library Website Assessment Trish Pierson [email_address] www.patriciapierson.com
http://www.carroll.edu/library <ul><li>Supporting the library mission </li></ul><ul><li>What do they want? </li></ul>
User Behaviors/Expectations <ul><li>Online research </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 access </li></ul><ul><li>Online communication <...
Other Libraries’ Solutions <ul><li>Search box on homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Federated search </li></ul><ul><li>Separate ar...
Website Examples <ul><li>http://www.lib.utk.edu/   (GS) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/learningcommons/index.ph...
Easier Additions <ul><li>Social networking – Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.facebook...
More Complicated Additions <ul><li>Easier authentication for users off campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EZproxy (hosted by OCL...
Minor Issues/Inconsistencies http:// www.carroll.edu /library <ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home page </li></ul...
Sources <ul><li>Gardner, S. & Eng, S. (2005). What students want: Generation Y and the changing function of the academic l...
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  1. 1. Corette Library Website Assessment Trish Pierson [email_address] www.patriciapierson.com
  2. 2. http://www.carroll.edu/library <ul><li>Supporting the library mission </li></ul><ul><li>What do they want? </li></ul>
  3. 3. User Behaviors/Expectations <ul><li>Online research </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 access </li></ul><ul><li>Online communication </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity/Content creation </li></ul><ul><li>Peer group cohesion </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning </li></ul><ul><li>One-stop learning </li></ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul>
  4. 4. Other Libraries’ Solutions <ul><li>Search box on homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Federated search </li></ul><ul><li>Separate areas for different user groups (students, faculty, alumni, visitors, distance learners, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>News, Events, Happenings </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Library Spotlight, Featured Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Information Grouping (services, resources, subjects, how to, research help, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul>
  5. 5. Website Examples <ul><li>http://www.lib.utk.edu/ (GS) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/learningcommons/index.php (chat) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.washington.edu / (WC) </li></ul><ul><li>http://libraries.iub.edu/ (WC; groups) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.creighton.edu/reinert/ (Summon) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Easier Additions <ul><li>Social networking – Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.facebook.com/carrollcollege </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar Library Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/librarylinks.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/libraries.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meebo (online chat) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ipl2.cci.fsu.edu/community/wiki/index.php/Meebo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.meebo.com / </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. More Complicated Additions <ul><li>Easier authentication for users off campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EZproxy (hosted by OCLC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.oclc.org/ezproxy / </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Federated Search/ Search Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summon – SerialsSolutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.serialssolutions.com /discovery/summon/features/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WorldCat Local – OCLC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.oclc.org/worldcatlocal / </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Minor Issues/Inconsistencies http:// www.carroll.edu /library <ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.carroll.edu/finaid/directloans/index.cc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home/breadcrumb trails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EasyBib </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ bland” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>https:// explore.carroll.edu /admission </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Sources <ul><li>Gardner, S. & Eng, S. (2005). What students want: Generation Y and the changing function of the academic library 5 (3). http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/pla/summary/v005/5.3gardner.html . </li></ul><ul><li>Hollister, C. (2001, May 25). The fundamentals for creating an academic library web site. Ex Libris, 100. http://www.marylaine.com/exlibris/xlib100.html . </li></ul><ul><li>Jasek, C. (2004). How to design library websites to maximize usability. Library Connect 5. http://www.elsevier.com/framework_librarians/LibraryConnect/lcpamphlet5.pdf . </li></ul><ul><li>John ‘K’. (2009). Web. Images by John ‘K’. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnkay/3182986643/ . [photo used on slides] </li></ul><ul><li>Lida, B., Hull, S., & Pilcher, K. (2003). Breadcrumb navigation: An exploratory study of usage. Usability News 5 (1). http://www.surl.org/usabilitynews/51/breadcrumb.asp . </li></ul><ul><li>Matthews, B. (2009, Feb. 15). Web design matters. Library Journal. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6634712.html . </li></ul>
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