Tag Archives: Analytics

Your typing teacher isn’t relevant: Double spacing after a period is wrong

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

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Check inbound links before moving or deleting that web page

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

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Additional principles for the websites

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

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Library jargon

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.

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Summon usage

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).

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VTechWorks usage

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

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