A group of Library and ICT staff met today to review the progress of the new Library website and to decide what needs to be done next.
The site structure has developed quite a bit over the past few weeks: here is the current version (1.4):
We now have a custom WordPress theme for the site (a fork of the Common Web Design version
3.0 3.1 –whoops!), and we’re starting to populate the test site (available to view at library.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk) with real content. Here’s a screenshot of the home page as of 29 June 2012:
We also have a plan to sort out our subdomain names (see here); we’re hoping to make changes in July to the catalogue DNS, allowing us to start to promote the new site as our primary presence on the web. We’re meeting again in a couple of weeks to discuss how we’re going to approach the problem of keeping our website content fresh and up to date, involving (I think) a lot of user testing and putting ‘review by’ dates on all content.