There are lots of ways to make life easier for the members of your library, but the simplest might be to step back and rethink your website.
Libweb, the long-running web-based directory of library websites, is “being put out to pasture,” according to a post late yesterday on the Web4Lib listserv from Libweb’s founder and administrator, Thomas Dowling, assistant director of library systems at OhioLINK. The 17-year-old site, which lists links to more than 8000 library websites in 146 countries, will no [...]
Don’t redesign your website. You will be tempted, especially if your website hasn’t received adequate attention in the past few years—but don’t do it. Learn from some of the most successful websites around. Amazon, Apple, Google, and Netflix have never done major redesigns. They’ve slowly evolved their sites instead. Like them, plan to make many small improvements constantly to your website through incremental iterative changes.