Library Website Redesign http://library.stanford.edu/feeds/blog/291 en Fixes and enhancements to the library website in March http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/2014/04/fixes-and-enhancements-library-website-march <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="p1">Each month we tackle some small changes to the library website. Following are some updates of note from March.</p> <h4 class="p1">Sharing links to posts on social media now pulls the image from the post</h4> <p class="p1"><span>When you link to a library blog post on social media, the image from the blog post will now display in your share. For example, you can see below how this <a href="/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2014/04/remembering-kurt-cobain">blog post about Kurt Cobain</a> shows up on Facebook when shared.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span><img height="319" width="434" class="media-element file-default" style="height:319px;width:434px" src="http://library.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/blog/image/screen_shot_2014-04-11_at_1.04.56_pm.png?itok=23fXcR_S" alt="Facebook post showing a recent blog entry from the library website" title="Facebook post showing a recent blog entry from the library website - Screenshot from Facebook" /></span></p> <p class="p1"><span></span></p> </div></div></div> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:21:15 +0000 slester 47694 at http://library.stanford.edu Coming changes to the website http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/2013/08/coming-changes-website <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The library website continues to grow, and with growth comes change. We are happy to announce that early next week some high priority changes to the site's architecture will go live.</p> <p></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:10:25 +0000 afishaut 31280 at http://library.stanford.edu UX Challenge: Unique library branch microsites and uniform "At a Glance" pages http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/2013/06/ux-challenge-unique-library-branch-microsites-and-uniform <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Early in our user research process for the <a href="http://library.stanford.edu">new library website</a>, faculty and students asked us to present easy to find and consistent information about <a href="http://library.stanford.edu/libraries">Stanford's 25 branch, auxiliary, and coordinate libraries</a>. With such a large and complex system of locations, it was important to users, they told us, that hours, location information and basic policies were presented to them in a consistent and highly accessible format.  </p> <p></div></div></div> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:40:47 +0000 snydman 31046 at http://library.stanford.edu Going strong into 2013 http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/2013/01/going-strong-2013 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Our new web presence is thriving! <br /></p></div></div></div> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:24:41 +0000 raymondh 29738 at http://library.stanford.edu Online chat reference, events and more added to the library website in October 2012 http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/2012/11/online-chat-reference-events-and-more-added-library-website <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The new library website has been in place for over two months now, and the team has been busy receiving feedback, fixing bugs, adding new features, and planning ahead.  We have established a support contract with <a href="http://www.chapterthree.com">Chapter Three</a>, the same firm that engineered the site initially, to provide us with a fixed number of support hours each month.  Within that allocation of support hours we first tackle critical bug fixes and then attempt to add new features to enable better service and to support content creators in their work. <br /></p></div></div></div> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:06:58 +0000 snydman-admin 29197 at http://library.stanford.edu Library Website goals for October http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/library-website-goals-october <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>We have an ambitious set of goals for continuing to improve and enrich the library website in October.  These priorities are based on our original project goals and on feedback and suggestions gathered from patrons and staff. Please continue to <a href="http://library.stanford.edu/ask/email/feedback">send us your feedback</a> and encourage others to do so as well.</p> <p> Our goals for October 2012 are to:</p></div></div></div> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:17:51 +0000 mchris 28590 at http://library.stanford.edu September library website update http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/september-library-website-update <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>September was a busy month for the library website team. We officially launched the new site on August 28, and have been steadily adding content, features, and functionality since them.  Below is a summary of the Library website work accomplished in September. </p> <p>Patron-facing changes and enhancements:</p></div></div></div> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:59:04 +0000 mchris 28572 at http://library.stanford.edu Library Website Training in CourseWork http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/2012/08/library-website-training-coursework <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As we roll out the new <a href="http://librarypreview.stanford.edu">library website</a>, we invite all Stanford University Libraries' staff members who will be creating content on the new site to join the <a href="https://coursework.stanford.edu/portal/site/LibraryWebsiteTraining">Library Website Training CourseWork</a> site.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21:19:42 +0000 mchris 13543 at http://library.stanford.edu Expanded guidelines for People Pages http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/2012/08/expanded-guidelines-people-pages <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>All Stanford Libraries' staff should read these guidelines and follow them when creating and editing their People Pages.</p> <h3>What are People pages? </h3> <p>People pages are library staff profile pages on the new library website. These pages provide contact information, photos (optional), and additional information about library staff.</p> <h3>Where will People pages show up?</h3> <p><strong>All</strong> People pages will be searchable from the library home page, and can also be linked to other types of pages (e.g., Project or Department pages, or as authors of blog posts or news articles). Subject Librarians' People pages and People pages of the directors who report directly to the University Librarian will appear under "About  &gt;  People" on the Library home page. </p> <h3>Who will have People pages? </div></div></div> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:33:20 +0000 mchris 13295 at http://library.stanford.edu Frequently asked questions about the new library website http://library.stanford.edu/blogs/library-website-redesign/2012/08/frequently-asked-questions-about-new-library-website <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Our thanks to everyone who has been submitting feedback about the new library website.  Your feedback is really helpful, especially as we try to wrap up content for the official site launch. We've taken a moment to post some answers to the most frequently asked questions we've received.</p> <p><strong>Where is the staff directory? </strong></p> <p>There is not a comprehensive staff directory page on the new website. Because the new website has been designed first and foremost to streamline patron's access to information they most need, we did not include a listing of all staff in all departments. Patrons can search for staff by name in the website as well as in StanfordWho. </p> <p>We know that many library staff find the comprehensive staff directory quite useful, and are exploring ways to provide that in the future.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> </div></div></div> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 22:30:12 +0000 slester 13274 at http://library.stanford.edu