Library Web Sites: Creating Online Collections and Services by A. Paula Wilson

By A. Paula Wilson

Information-hungry shoppers became familiar with flashy advertisement sites, the lightning velocity of significant se's, and the probably unending array of "content" at websites like BN.com or Amazon.com. Libraries devoted to supplying on-line content material and companies during this frenzied surroundings want the authoritative information and useful knowledge on hand in Library websites. This patton-centered step by step advisor is the basis for growing both easy or complex on-line library providers and integrating all elements of library actions within the digital global. starting with a list of components necessary to a library website, it extra explains how you can: deal with content material utilizing database-backed websites; model the library's advertising and marketing and advertise providers on-line; hyperlink exterior content material - authorized databases, library catalog and e-books - onto the positioning; behavior readers' advisory prone on-line; hold the positioning clean and up-to-date utilizing the editorial calendar device; Archive on-line assets; Public and educational librarians, know-how experts, and all these entrance line employees accountable for growing, designing, and updating the library's site will locate an all-encompassing straight forward consultant designed to assist them make the library's huge assets available on-line. stopover at the significant other site for this e-book at Library internet SitesElectronic Collections and providers web site. you could entry a web model of the editorial calendar, examples of spreadsheets used to assemble information, up-to-date digital library info, and extra.

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In fact, in a multibranch library system that offers a lot of programming, a database-driven web page would be most appropriate. Some issues to consider follow: Staff involvement: involve staff who will be entering the data into the design process before building the system. Editorial guidelines: create guidelines for data entry so that results posted to a web page mirror guidelines imposed on the rest of the site. Print publications: create a process so that once programs are published to print format, they are also input into the events database.

A single-search interface allows visitors to execute one search, which simultaneously retrieves results from research and periodical databases, including the library catalog. User authentication requires users to identify themselves, usually with a library card number. Resource linking provides a way for periodical databases to determine which database includes the full text of an article (rather than a citation or abstract). Last, content enhancement includes information that supplements bibliographic records in the catalog, such as cover art images, tables of contents, author notes, and more.

It contains a MARC record for each piece of material owned by the library. A certain taxonomy is used to categorize each item. The catalog has a retrieval mechanism that outputs results in a chronological, numerical, or alphabetical order. Librarians are already familiar with the organization of information within information systems, both online and in print. The Web offers further challenges for libraries including design, usability, and accessibility. As defined in Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (Rosenfeld and Morville 2002, 4), information architecture is 1.

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