I’ve been gathering links etc. that might be useful to me & perhaps to others. A lot is concerned with library pages, but some is more general. Let me know if you think this isn’t how the blog should be used.
Features I want (library) –
Google search of website – all Midd, just LIS
hours for today,
catalog, reserves, journals, media searches
contact live help
search documentation – researching, citing etc.
Questions for team to decide:
How to get ideas, needs, input from interested LIS staff?
Where to get good ideas from other organizations?
What do we need on a LIS home page? OR do we want library & tech home pages (with big link to “about LIS” on both)?
Overall “look and feel” constraints? – maximum freedom for all contributers.
Content constraints? – no gatekeepers! Responsibility at point of service! From WhiteWhale:
“Workflow should not take the place of accountability. Too often, we feel, complicated workflow setups (Dave enters an item which is modified by Sue, sent back to Dave, then finally approved by Jim) removes a sense of accountability from the content management process. Whose page is it? For every page of the Midd site, there should be a clear understanding of who’s in charge, and that person ought to consider him/herself personally accountable for its accuracy and effectiveness.“