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Bento boxes

We’ve been doing a lot of looking at other library websites, primarily ARLs, that utilize the bento box approach to designing the search results page. Using this approach allows libraries to sort the various types of resources by type, as well as other services or expertise that are relevant to the…

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The value of contextual inquiry in academic libraries

Web Services has focused its UH Libraries public redesign efforts on building a solid foundation of research. In 2014 the department gained insights from stakeholders through focus groups conducted across the Libraries’ departments. Then, Web Services surveyed the landscape of library websites among peer and aspirational institutions, documenting design and content patterns, current best practices, and…

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Libraries are changing, and library websites must change along with them

Libraries have changed dramatically over the past few decades and are seeing a lot of disruption in the way they traditionally provide service. Libraries are no longer primarily destinations where users come just to find information, but instead, to create, modify, build, hack, engage, explore, network, and discover knowledge and…

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