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Presentation:Web design criteria for school libraries

  1. 1. What criteria are important in school library web design? <br />
  2. 2. ASSESSMENT Criteria<br />Promotion <br />Be dynamic<br />Content<br />Segmentation<br />Reference services<br />Participation and collaboration<br />Connectivity<br />Navigability <br />Usability<br />Feedback<br />Analytics<br />Visibility<br />
  3. 3. THINGS TO CONSIDER<br />and USABILITY<br />VERNE: “FIVE SECOND TEST”<br />What is the website about?<br />What action does it ask you to take?<br />Best Practice IN Library web design <br />BEST PRACTICE IN LIBRARY WEB DESIGN<br />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/ <br />
  4. 4. Promote your library: collection , services and events<br />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<br />Retrieved from http://www.broulee-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/iCentre.html<br />
  5. 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<br />Chapman, Cameron. (2009) Social Network Design: Examples and best practices. In Smashing Magazine. Retrieved from<br />http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/13/social-network-design-examples-and-best-practices/<br />
  6. 6. Content<br />ENGAGE QUICKLY THROUGH GREAT CONTENT <br /><ul><li>Is it interesting?
  7. 7. Does it entice users to want to explore more of what your library has to offer?</li></ul>DOES IT HAVE A COMPELLING CALL TO ACTION?<br /><ul><li>Your homepage should give users something to do
  8. 8. Does it stimulate patrons to read, share and participate?</li></ul>Invite users to “Tag” books to help them find popular materials: romance, humour, ghosts, spy stories, science fiction, mystery, thrillers, detectives<br />Chapman, Cameron. (2009). Social Network Design: Examples and best practices. <br />In Smashing Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/13/social-network-design-examples-and-best-practices/<br />
  9. 9. SegmentationCreate different web pages to suit major patron groups<br />“Offer youth the opportunities to create and interact within this space we call ‘the library’”<br />Create a Facebook fan page and invite them to contribute <br />“Truly involving teens means giving them a variety of tools to create their own stories and interact with others”<br />Make a book trailer, video or podcast <br />Teenagers<br />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<br />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.<br />
  10. 10. Kids<br />Create a playful mood, include a GAMES section <br />Use vivid COLOURS, animated characters, elements from natureInclude images with captions<br /> “ Tigers ”<br />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/<br />
  11. 11. References services provide any easy way to ask for help<br /><ul><li>Don’t just display a single “Ask a Librarian” link on the home page
  12. 12. Provide instant access on every page by embedding a textbox in the template design via a tool like “Meebo”
  13. 13. Reference services and social networking can be offered via Facebook and Twitter </li></ul>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<br />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/<br />
  14. 14. Participation and collaboration<br />OFFER PATRONS ONLINE TOOLS TO MANAGE THEIR OWN LIBRARY ACCOUNTS<br /><ul><li>Check the status of their accounts
  15. 15. Offer ways for patrons to search for books</li></ul>CREATE MOBILE FRIENDLY PAGES <br /><ul><li>Do the site images scale to small screen or offer text only?
  16. 16. Use an iPhone app?</li></ul>Is your library’s social networking able to be accessed via mobile devices?<br /><ul><li>Text messaging: is your library using it yet?
  17. 17. Text reminders for overdue items via SMS
  18. 18. Text a Librarian to ask for help</li></ul>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<br />
  19. 19. “You can’t use what you can’t reach”<br />Many library sites now offer RSS feeds to online databases and resources from other libraries, such as:<br /><ul><li>your local Public library
  20. 20. your State Library
  21. 21. National Library Australia</li></ul>“Simplify the users’ search experience”<br /><ul><li>Embed a search box on every page in the header or the navigation bar
  22. 22. Embed a federated search box on the homepage
  23. 23. Users can do a keyword search across multiple databases </li></ul>connectivity<br />Governor, J., Hinchcliffe, D. & Nickull, D. (2009). Web 2.0 architectures (1st ed.). Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly Media .Retrieved from Safari Books Online. <br />
  24. 24. Navigability and Usability<br /><ul><li>Provide patrons with numerous ways to find things
  25. 25. Organize information in a semantic order through the menu and tabs
  26. 26. Build for error by providing escape routes</li></ul>Verne: “the nature of a social network’s operation makes usability especially important”<br />Make it obvious which response you want users to make – use buttons and colorful language to highlight options for users to perform actions <br />Chapman, Cameron. (2009) Social Network<br />Design: Examples and best practices. In Smashing Magazine. Retrieved from<br />http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/13/social-network-design-examples-and-best-practices/<br />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/<br />
  27. 27. feedback<br />DEDICATE A SECTION OF YOUR SITE TO POSTING FEEDBACK ALONG WITH YOUR RESPONSES<br /><ul><li>allow patrons to feel that their feedback is valued
  28. 28. show the community that you listen and take action
  29. 29. explain policies or decisions made </li></ul>PROVIDE MULTIPLE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION FOR THE USERS <br /><ul><li> private messages
  30. 30. public wall comments
  31. 31. live chat
  32. 32. instant messaging</li></ul>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/<br />
  33. 33. analytics<br />INSTALL A TOOL TO MONITOR SITE VISITS<br />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.<br />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<br />
  34. 34. Visibility<br />“Consumers, must fully understand the legal and real world effects of interacting with services in a specific execution context”<br />Governor, J., Hinchcliffe, D. & Nickull, D. (2009). Web 2.0 architectures (1st Ed.). Sebastapol, California: O’Reilly Media . Retrieved from Safari Books Online.<br />
  35. 35. References<br />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/ <br />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.<br />Governor, J., Hinchcliffe, D. & Nickull, D. (2009). Web 2.0 architectures (1st Ed.). Sebastapol, California: O’Reilly Media. Retrieved from Safari Books Online. <br />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/<br />
  36. 36. REFERENCES<br />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/ <br />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/<br />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<br />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<br />
  37. 37. Retrieved from http://www.broulee-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/iCentre.html<br />Retrieved from www.Flickr.com <br />3987609005<br />1 a75 beaf43 m<br />Retrieved from blog.soulcreation<br />Retrieved from www. Meebo.com<br />Retrieved from www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/<br />

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