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ERIC Number: ED410977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Building a Library Intranet.
Davis, Marc; Boyer, Janice
"Intranets"--web sites written and used internally by organizations--are being developed as a means of enhancing communication, improving productivity, and reducing costs. The University Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is in the early stages of developing an Intranet. Considerations that led the library to establish an Intranet and the development process are outlined. Issues that should be considered before beginning such a project and how the site will be maintained are also discussed. Staff development and training in the use of the Intranet and hypertext markup language (HTML) are highlighted. A library Intranet can be a cost effective method of improving the way libraries do business if its purpose is thoughtfully defined and the site is carefully designed, developed, and maintained. Although the tools are available in most libraries, the staff time involved in development and maintenance must be considered when a library contemplates the establishment of an Intranet. A statement of Intranet purpose and guidelines prepared by the development team is provided. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A