Library Web Sites: Creating Online Collections and Services

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American Library Association, 2004 - Computers - 146 pages
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Information-hungry consumers have become accustomed to flashy commercial web sites, the lightning speed of major search engines, and the seemingly endless array of content at sites like or Libraries committed to delivering online content and services in this frenzied environment need the authoritative guidance and practical know-how available in Library Web Sites. This patton-centered step-by-step guide is the foundation for creating either basic or advanced online library services and integrating all aspects of library activities in the virtual world. Beginning with a checklist of elements essential to a library web site, it further explains how to: Manage content using database-backed Web pages; Brand the library's marketing and promote services online; link external content - licensed databases, library catalog and e-books - onto the site; Conduct readers' advisory services online; Keep the site fresh and updated using the editorial calendar tool; Archive online resources; Public and academic librarians, technology specialists, and all those front line staff responsible for creating, designing, and updating the library's web site will find an all-encompassin

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User Review  - faganjc - LibraryThing

This book would be excellent for the small or medium-sized web operation, or for librarians who will have both web and other responsibilities. It's getting a little dated; several of the most promising sites listed in the resources at the end are already gone! Read full review

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User Review  - sxh36 - LibraryThing

Wilson attempts to demystify Web site creation by offering this guide for librarians, technology specialists, and frontline staff responsible for creating, designing, and updating a library’s Web site ... Read full review


Planning Your Web Site
Information Architecture
Internet Marketing Promoting the Library
Digital Reference Collections and Services
Library Catalogs and Portals
Licensed Databases and Electronic Books
Reader Services
Content for Specific Audiences
Library Web Sites Where Do We Go from Here?
Editorial Calendar
Library Web Managers Resource Directory

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