Google Analytics has released a plugin for the Chrome browser that provides quick and easy access to reports for a web page you are viewing (assuming you have permissions in GA for that report). If you have been added to the library’s GA account, you c… Continue reading
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If you learned typing on a typewriter, you were taught to double space after a period. This was because typewriters used mono-spaced fonts like Courier with each letter and punctuation symbol the same width, meaning periods could be hard to distinguish… Continue reading
Changes to the website happen all the time, but when moving a page from one directory to another or deleting a page altogether, you’ll want to know what other pages link to it, so you can be sure those link either continue to work, or are removed so th… Continue reading
New content continues to be added to the website. Recently completed sections include copyright and spaces. In addition to our existing style guide, a few additional principle are guiding how new content is put together and presented to the public. Continue reading
One of the most common tenets for creating library websites is to avoid library jargon. I’m not sure I agree with this completely; after all, no chemistry instructor would say his students would learn more if he avoided technical chemistry terms. Still, we can lessen confusion by using more common terminology when ever possible.
We know users get overwhelmed by the number of links on our home page, so we’re always looking for links we can eliminate. Based on the usage of these links (Library quick links usage (PDF | 1MB)
), we’ll be dropping four (and maybe five) of the current links before the fall semester.
Summon usage has increase over 45% over last year. This can be attributed to several things: more visibility on the website (such as the tab on the home page), better integration in the instruction program (especially at the freshman level), improvements to the interface (better direct linking and bypassing Get VText for full text), and an increase in the content indexed (we have emphasized ebooks and reference sources).
The library has a number of only tutorials, and four are detailed here:Getting started with academic researchIntroduction to academic researchResearch portalScreencastsThe Information Skills Modules were moved to Ensemble last fall, but their Google An… Continue reading
Moderate marketing of our institutional repository kicked off during Open Access Week in October 2012. Also, FDI workshops on the repository were held throughout the year, all helping to increase traffic to the site. But the biggest drivers were key do… Continue reading
Does anyone use search engines other than Google? Yes, but not much. Continue reading