Library Website Redesign Project Kickoff Announcement

March 3, 2011

We are pleased to share the news that we have selected Chapter Three as a partner for the Library Website Redesign Project. Chapter Three is a "local" (San Francisco) company with Stanford experience, and a managing partner who is a librarian! They have a deep understanding of what we do.

The Library Website Project will include:

  • Redesign of the Library Homepage,
  • Improvements to our existing Drupal environment,
  • Development of new templates and workflows for Subject Pages, Branch Pages, Administrative Pages, and Exhibit Pages
  • Development of a plan and tools for migrating existing pages (DreamWeaver and Drupal) to the new environment
  • Training on using the new tools and environments

This is an exciting and ambitious project that will require focused collaboration from most of us. We have formed the following project team to track the project schedule, liaise with the vendor and to work with SULAIR stakeholders in a variety of ways throughout the project:

Project Manager:
Katherine Kott (DLSS)

Technical Team:
Stu Snydman (Technical Lead, DLSS)
Jessie Keck, Jon Lavigne, Jennifer Vine and Lee Reilly (DLSS)

Online Experience Group:
Chris Bourg (Group Chair, AUL for Public Services)
John Bickar (Cubberley Education Library)
Ellie Buckley (DIG, Assessment Librarian)
Sara Lester (Engineering Library)
Rebecca Pernell (Head, Access Services)
Stu Snydman (DLSS)
Jennifer Vine (DLSS)

Chapter Three:
Technical development, website design, content migration, training, etc.

Once the project is officially launched (early next month) we will report project progress regularly through updates in this blog and SULAIR news. The Online Experience Group will also be regularly calling upon web content creators and page owners to participate in content inventories, functional requirements development, assessment and testing, content migration, and training evaluation.

As always, we welcome your questions and suggestions to make this important project a resounding SULAIR success! Please send your questions/comments