Presentation on theme: "Integrating Libraries & Communities Online: Bookspace.org Glenn Peterson, Web Administrator Marilyn Turner, Manager, Web Services & Training Hennepin County."— Presentation transcript:
Integrating Libraries & Communities Online: Bookspace.org Glenn Peterson, Web Administrator Marilyn Turner, Manager, Web Services & Training Hennepin County Library
A county of readers! On average, every suburban Hennepin County resident checked out 17 books, DVDs and CDs in 2006 This is twice the national average Redesigning the HCL online readers advisory website in 2006 was a strategic goal
Goals of redesign Bring together relevant resources for a particular genre or subject. Allow librarians to easily contribute content to assigned pages without needing any programming knowledge Allow customers to contribute their own content and share their favorite books with each other. Allow customers to track and update their contributions and have access to services they are receiving
Who is doing this work? BookSpace Coordinator –Sharon Hilts McGlinn, Senior Librarian in Web Services, IT Division –Hands on developer BookSpace workgroup (5 librarians) –Chaired by BookSpace coordinator –Overall vision, planning BookSpace contributors (30 librarians) –Overseen by BookSpace Coordinator –Genre page teams (2 librarians on each) –Book list creators –Author list creators
Allow librarians to easily contribute content Add and maintain websites Post to Librarian blog 1-2 times/mo. Track comments added to blog Easy to use web forms
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