Presentation on theme: "Presented by T. Jacob Weiner Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Supervisor George Mason University."— Presentation transcript:
Presented by T. Jacob Weiner Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Supervisor George Mason University
Web 1.0 – Static webpages that require links to go to new webpages for more information. Web 2.0 – Clean and clear webpages that can use programming like Flash to present information all on the same page. Web 3.0 – Social media and content creation. Different people use these terms to mean different things, but this is the most clear delineation.
The Stock ILLiad Webpages are designed from a Web 1.0 standpoint. All content must be reached through links to other webpages. This requires going back and forth through browser navigation or more links. Important content can easily be “lost” or unintentionally hidden from users.
Web 1.0 Design – Links go to different pages, no dynamic content. Cluttered design, complicated navigation, too much library jargon.
A GMU Patron has to click through three pages to make a renewal request for their item. This is the stock configuration for ILLiad.
The Salisbury University ILLiad page is clean, and only has the information a patron needs.
Requests are made on the same page as every other function in ILLiad and the request form opens dynamically.
Renewals, like Requests, open on the same page dynamically and only require one click by the patron.
The Brigham Young University page has a different design but, like SU, only has the information the patron needs. Additionally, all of the patron’s requests are presented on the first page.
Patrons can make requests from the front page and the request form opens dynamically.
Even more convenient than the SU ILLiad page, patrons can make a renewal from the front page of the BYU ILLiad page.
Patrons are increasingly used to dynamic content. Clicking through multiple pages can cause confusion and deter patrons from using ILLiad resources. Content can be reduced to just what the patron needs. Patrons will tend to ignore instructions when there is too much for them to quickly consume. Dynamic webpages can provide information immediately, and patrons can quickly learn how to use ILLiad in the future.