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Thomas, Lisa Carlucci – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
This summer's "make a statement" statement was simple to understand: "I have moved." Facebook friends and colleagues marked their mass exodus from the social networking giant with these words as they left to start a new colony of peers on the newly announced Google+ (Google Plus). G+, as it is abbreviated, offered an appealing alternative from the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Information Management, Access to Information
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Mitchell, Erik – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
The workload of Web librarians is already split between Web-related and other library tasks. But today's technological environment has created new implications for existing services and new demands for staff time. It is time to reconsider how libraries can best allocate resources to provide effective Web services. Delivering high-quality services…
Descriptors: Libraries, Internet, Information Services, Information Technology
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Laster, Shari; Stitz, Tammy; Bove, Frank J.; Wise, Casey – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
The transition to a new architecture and design for an academic library Web site does not always proceed smoothly. In this case study, a library at a large research university hired an outside Web development contractor to create a new architecture and design for the university's Web site using dotCMS, an open-source content management system. The…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Architecture, Research Universities, Testing
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Mairn, Chad – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Web 2.0 has made information more accessible and offers opportunities to make library resources more visible. This article presents several strategies for incorporating libraries and library resources into Web sites and course management systems. The tools presented are appropriate for many types of libraries and work with most Web-based systems.…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Libraries, Internet, Web Based Instruction
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Arendt, Julie; Wagner, Cassie – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Web site usage statistics are a widely used tool for Web site development, but libraries are still learning how to use them successfully. This case study summarizes how Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale implemented Google Analytics on its Web site and used the reports to inform a site redesign. As the main campus library at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Web Sites, Research Universities
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Black, Elizabeth L. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2009
This article describes the usefulness of Web analytics for understanding the users of an academic library Web site. Using a case study, the analysis describes how Web analytics can answer questions about Web site user behavior, including when visitors come, the duration of the visit, how they get there, the technology they use, and the most…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Academic Libraries, Users (Information)