Download e-book for iPad: Academic Library Website Benchmarks by Primary Research Group

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The 116-page learn provides facts from 50 schools and universities approximately their educational library improvement and administration rules. The examine is helping its readers solution questions comparable to: how many of educational libraries lately undertook, or plan within the close to destiny, a massive site remodel? What are the objectives of the web site redesigns? How is the educational library web site staffed? what's the function of the significant collage IT division? How have web site usability stories been carried out and via whom? Have outdoors specialists performed a job? what number libraries have ancillary websites or presences on fb, Instagram, Pinterest and different cyber websites? what percentage libraries have committees to supervise their web pages? What do librarians give some thought to the easiest unmarried items and concepts that experience helped their web content over the last few years?

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CHAPTER TWELVE SUMMARY: WEB COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING Almost 40% of college libraries in our sample have used one or more blogs to disseminate library news. 25%, while community colleges were least likely to use blogs for library news, with only 25% reporting the practice. There was almost no difference between private and public colleges’ tendency in using blogs for library news. Use of blogs for library news generally increased as FTE enrollment decreased. 23%, used one or more listservs for library news.

We asked survey participants about the best single product or idea to improve the library website and received over 60 responses, half a dozen of whom responded with multiple answers. One out of six participants reported that CSS (cascading style sheets) was their single best tool in improving the library website. CSS was second only to content management systems. Five participants reported Adobe Dreamweaver as their best tool. Another five identified RSS feeds as their best site improvement while another four said the addition of a library news blog was the most valued addition.

64% in colleges with between 5,000 and 12,000 FTE students. Public and private college status and the presence or lack of a library web staff did not significantly impact the use of e-newsletters in our sample. 18, with a median of one and a maximum of 100. 2 and a maximum of 1. Public colleges had on average over six more listservs for internal communication than did private colleges. The number of listservs increased generally as FTE enrollment increased. Libraries with their own internal webmaster or web staff reported on average three more internal listservs than did libraries with no webmaster or web staff of their own.

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