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ERIC Number: EJ896822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Synergy: Creating a Library Website with Social Interaction and a Collection Focus
Kiyotake, Cynthia
Computers in Libraries, v30 n7 p18-22 Sep 2010
Since launching its first website in 1997, the Arapahoe Library District (ALD) has constantly looked at ways to review and renew this vital tool for patrons. This article focuses on the process of redesigning the ALD website--the steps taken and decisions made in order to create a site that incorporates interactive elements and patron input and that uses an open source content management system (Drupal). The following information starts in the present and works its way back to the beginning of ALD's website development. Founded in 1966, ALD is a library district serving Colorado's unincorporated Arapahoe County. Located south of Denver, ALD patrons hail from the suburbs to the eastern plains of the state, covering 805 square miles. Resources offered by ALD include eight branch facilities, a bookmobile service, and outreach services within a correctional facility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado