We’d like to get some quick feedback on 2 potential changes to the left-hand menu in the new library site. If you go the library site in Drupal (under development!), you can see how these changes would look.
- Change the name “Library Departments” to “Contact Us.” The purpose of this page is to give users quick access to departments like Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Collection Management, etc. Using the word “Contact” in the name of the page brings more attention to the page, we think. It also might allow us to remove the long list of contact info that otherwise could be needed on the library collections pages.
- Create a new subpage under “Library Collections” called “Collections,” and nest pages like College Archives, Government Documents and Digital Collections in it. This decreases the number of subpages under “Library Collections” to 6. White Whale recommends no more than 8 subpages, and without this change, “Library Collections” has 11. We considered nesting some of the collections under “Main Library,” but we think that nesting them under “Collections” gives them a little more prominence.
We think these changes will make it easier for most users to find what they’re looking for. Do you agree?