Posts tagged with Web Content Strategy in Blog Library Tech Talk

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Picture of a spider web
  • Rachel Vacek
Over the past 20 years, the University of Michigan Library has led the way on creating digital collections and establishing best practices around digital preservation that have become benchmark standards for other libraries. However, as our web presence expanded, it became increasingly difficult to adapt it at scale, keep pace with the changing needs of research, and create cohesion between a growing number of applications, sites, and services. It eventually became clear that a new model for web governance was needed. In this post, learn about the library’s history around its web governance and what led us to establish a new committee to create a vision and strategy for our web presence. You’ll also read about some of the committee’s accomplishments so far and learn how the committee’s members are supporting the recently launched Library Search application and the ongoing website redesign.
The Research Guides homepage, post-migration
  • Lisa Campbell
Over the past few years, the University of Michigan Library has progressively updated and enhanced the way we manage our subject, course, and specialized information guides with Springshare's LibGuides product. This post talks about the various customizations and integrations we've made along the way.
A comparison between a text editor filled with buttons and one with far fewer options.
  • Colin Smith Fulton
If you really love something you might have to let it go.
Screenshot of the Readability Test Tool
  • Ian Demsky
The Readability Test Tool can help web content creators make pages easier to read.
Yes til no, yes til now
  • Denise Leyton
The Library website is not an archive but it does need curation. This past summer I explored archiving legacy content in Deep Blue.
Photo of a computer screen that appears to be transparent.
  • Ian Demsky
How much do people actually read on the web? Not much. UX Myths presents the evidence.
Photo of a cupcake with a candle in it.
  • Ian Demsky
Looking back, there are a few lessons that most resonated over the course of my first year as the library's web content strategist.
  • Ian Demsky
The library recently completed a successful, six-month pilot program for a new model of web content oversight. Each division appointed a web content coordinator to represent them, and together the coordinators work in library-wide issues.