Web Committee Agenda, 03 April 2012
Notes from previous meeting
Notes from 07 February 2012 to be approved.
- Six Weeks of WordPress Workshops is finished.
- Site Search link in top navigation bar
- WordPress workshops
- New York U template (see Web Style Guide)
- Learning Commons site has been moved into our main WordPress instance. More work is underway.
- other items
The test instance of SFX’s bX Scholarly Recommender is up. To see the recommendations, change
http://sfx.scholarsportal.info/york? in a URL to
http://sfx1.scholarsportal.info/sfxtst41?. For example:
- Large scale online learning of image similarity through ranking shows these recommendations
- Alan Turing’s Computing machine and intelligence shows these recommendations
Search cues for VuFind stale
The examples used as VuFind search cues (such as
jimi hendrix; atwood m*; "freud, sigmund" for Author Keyword) have been unchanged for years. Should they be updated with different examples? Could we keep the examples for Keyword (
scholars portal journals; "origin of species"; cubism and Picasso) current and relevant and eye-catching? For example: presidential primaries, occupy movement, Valentine’s Day.
Google Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster Tools has been activated for our main site, the mobile site, and pi.library.yorku.ca (which hosts YorkSpace and OJS).
We may also look at Google Analytics.
Brief introduction to Talis Aspire
Talis Aspire is “is a cloud-based, resource-list management solution that enables universities to transform resource discovery and access for today’s demanding student.” A very short video shows what it does. It’s solving the problem of how reading lists for university courses, which are filled with very useful information about what books and articles are most relevant to a subject, are never aggregated and mined to provide recommendations.
Comments are possible
We can allow commenting on pages if we want: for example, this very page.
Scott Reference/Research and Collections hours on home page
Walter Giesbrecht will present this suggestion.
News and updates
News and updates about anything web-related in the libraries and archives or anywhere else that might be of interest to us.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 1 May 2012.
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