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Moving Forward: Redesigning UNC's Library Website


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Presented at the Computers in Libraries 2014 conference in Washtington, DC. Co-presented with Kim Vassiliadis.

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Moving Forward: Redesigning UNC's Library Website

  1. 1. Kim Vassiliadis Chad Haefele Computers in Libraries 2014
  2. 2. Old website screenshot goes here
  3. 3. RIP 1998 - 2013
  4. 4. New website here
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  7. 7. 28,495 html files
  8. 8. Deletion Parties
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  10. 10. Wordpress
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  13. 13. @UNCLibrary yo your new website is sweet. Loving the design and usability.
  14. 14. Timeline ● ● OCT 2012 Website Kickoff NOV -DEC Content analysis FEB 2013 Wordpress MAR - JULY programming & content migration JULY Browser Testing AUG 5th GO LIVE
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  16. 16. Testing with Optimal Workshop
  17. 17. I like it a lot! especially the places to study section (Undergrad) Once I grew accustomed to the changes, I've found the new interface to be more intuitive than previously (Faculty) There are simple ways to refine searches that have really helped me in the past find exactly what I needed. (Undergrad) The little red box for communicating with librarians is spot on (Undergrad) I like how the main box has the main things I need -- catalogue and e-research -- easily accessible (Grad)
  18. 18. The large pictures in the back are disorienting. The option to replace it with a blank background is also disorienting. It seems like there is a lot of empty space. (Grad) I think the Articles+ search could be improved. I also wish there was an easy way to see all the journals that are available online. (Undergrad) The new layout as of a few months ago is a step down from the previous one. The catalog should be available on the first page, and not require going to a second layer to find. (Faculty)