Three iterations of an academic library web site

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Most, if not all academic libraries have a presence on the World Wide Web. Such a presence often serves to disseminate information on library collections and services, and also serves as a portal to electronic resources. The University of Nevada­Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries' first major Web site became operational in 1996, with major revisions occurring in 1998 and again in 2000. Each instance has involved an evaluation of the home page, electronic resource provision, and other discussions related to Web site design and content. Tracking overall changes of a single Web site serves not only as a historical record of this technology as it pertains to academic libraries, but also helps illustrate the changes made in an effort to maintain a current, user-friendly offering.


Library Web sites; Web site development; Web sites—Design


Communication Technology and New Media | Library and Information Science


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Vaughan, Jason. 2001. “Three Iterations of an Academic Library Web Site.” Information Technology and Libraries, Vol 20:2; 81-92

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