Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Information, Not Location: the new MLibrary - April 8, 2010

w/ Ken Varnum, Karen Reiman-Sendi, Liene Karels

The University of Michigan Library released a a new library web site at the start of the current academic year, replacing 19 distinctly different library sites with no consistent identity nor functionality. The new unified web site, built on Drupal, VuFind, LibGuides, and Ex Libris's Metalib, integrates library services so they become one overarching resource for our patrons in all subject areas. The new site consolidates the search process by delivering search results from all of our available databases including results from the catalog (with HathiTrust), our ejournals and databases lists, our web site, research guides, and librarian subject specialists.

- Ken Varnum is the Web Systems Manager at the University of Michigan Library, where he manages the library web site and development of new features and functionality.
- Karen Reiman-Sendi is the Digital Information Services Librarian and she coordinates virtual reference services and serves as an advocate for public services content in library web space.
- Liene Karels is Director of Communications and heads visual and verbal communications efforts.

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