Monthly Archives: June 2013

Libraries Website Assessments at the Assessment Forum

Join us at tomorrow's Assessment Forum from 3:30 – 5:00 in 523 Butler Library. My poster presentation highlights the assessment work we have done to inform the Libraries Website redesign and offers a very brief overview of the assessments we have planned for the next year. 

This summer we are gearing up to do Usability Studies with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty; and we'd love to have you help us spread the word and invite participants.

New Site Up and Accessible to Contributors for Editing

The new Libraries Website is LIVE! We had an exciting weekend getting the site up and running. 

Content Contributors should have access to their pages now for editing. The WCM Login should be live on StaffWeb now. 

If you did not attend a contributor session, PLEASE NOTE: all the content has moved and the Information Architecture has been re-architected! The new structure is broadly outlined in the "Working with the New Libraries Website Components and Information Architecture" documentation. This covers editing and content changes in light of the new Responsive Design. It's available via the StaffWeb WCM User Guide and in this post. CourseWorks and all other content should now be available for updates and edits. 

We will be continuing to transition related web services and secondary sites to the new design over the next weeks. We will also be actively working throughout the summer and into the fall to improve the functionality, to respond to usability test results and other assessment findings, and to enhance our users' experience. 

We've been receiving wonderful and helpful feedback! Thank you! 


Columbia University Libraries Website: Relaunching Summer 2013

The Libraries' website will be unavailable between 9:00pm and 10:00pm Sunday, June 2.  This outage is necessary for the initial rollout of the Libraries' new website.

Columbia University Libraries is launching a newly redesigned Libraries Website and a new version of CLIO!

We encourage you to join the conversation by taking advantage of feedback opportunities and following us on Twitter @ColumbiaLib throughout the relaunch process. Visit our RElaunch site beginning Monday, June 3, for updates and more information about the redesign and feedback opportunities. Your feedback and engagement is valuable to us, and we look forward to introducing these new tools!