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Web Committee Notes, 03 May 2011

Web Committee Notes, 03 May 2011

Present: Sarah Coysh, Catherine Davidson, William Denton (chair), Walter Giesbrecht, Tonya Giuliani.

Regrets: Angela Hamilton, Linda Hansen, Tim Knight, Aaron Lupton, Mark Robertson, Anna St. Onge, Robert Thompson.

Notes from previous meeting

Notes from 03 April 2011 were approved.

CampusGuides and eResources best bets (S Coysh)

eResource best bets are almost done. After some final small fixes, it will be shown at Library Forum and librarians will have two weeks for feedback and corrections.

ACTION: W Denton to make language changes to Articles and Databases tab.

ACTION: S Coysh to remove “via provider” text from listings.

CampusGuides usability testing is next week. Students will be asked to perform some particular tasks, asked what they like/dislike about the pages, and given an Xs and Os exercise to do. The group will make changes, then roll out to librarians at the end of the month. Then training in early June, and July/August for people to move things over. Launch in late August.

Ideas for things that could go there that aren’t guides:

  • OA/Schol Com stuff
  • copyright
  • gov docs
  • international students (Juliya)
  • faculty and grad students

T Giuliani said the psychology subject guides reminded her of Facebook, with regard to the boxes and layout and colours. She likes it and said students would feel in control, and comfortable and familiar.

Mobile site

ACTION: W Denton to ask Ryerson about their mobile room booking system. Is it truly mobile?

Adjournment

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 07 June 2011, at 2 PM in the SMIL Screening Room. (

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