2001, rev. Jan. 2004
Web site serves as the Library's presence on the Internet for all Princeton
and non-Princeton users. The site is designed to support the learning,
teaching, and research at Princeton by our faculty, students, and staff
in all departments. The Library's Web pages provide authoritative and
substantive content through a user-friendly interface.
The site is a continually evolving gateway to information and services
that must be user-centered and user-driven. A second set of pages for
the library staff provides essential information and functionality to
our colleagues. Both the public and staff sites aim to help users find
the information they need effectively and efficiently.
with the Library Web Development Manager, the Library Web Team is charged
with providing the guidance and oversight as well as recommendations on
the organization, content, and design of the Library's Web pages. The
Committee also helps develop various standards for all the production
pages maintained by the library staff. Members of the team will be active
participants in web maintenance and will serve as web resource staff for
others in the library. Other individuals identified and trained by the
Web Development Manager will have direct responsibility for content management
and editing of selected pages or groups of pages.
In conjunction with the Library Web Development Manager, the Library Web
Team does the following:
- Sets goals
and establishes priorities for library web development projects.
solicits user-feedback through a variety of means (e.g., focus groups,
usability testing, and comments) and recommends changes and applications
that support a user-driven, user-friendly Web site.
develop policies, practices, standards, and guidelines for use in creating
and maintaining web pages.
reviews the design, efficiency, and effectiveness of the library web
site and establishes working groups, as needed, to address particular
areas of web work.
direct responsibility for certain key web pages including the library's
a forum for the web content providers in the library.
all library staff informed of new directions, services, and implementations.
web service improvements, maintenance efficiencies, and enhanced functionality
through new tools such as database-to-web design, persistent URLs, and
monitoring and assessment tools to evaluate web services and products;
recommends or provides functionality that lets staff retrieve management
data for their own pages, e.g., link checkers or use data.
continuing education for staff on web issues and web competencies and
helps establish minimum competency levels for staff who maintain pages.
are drawn from across the libraries. The group will be relatively small.
Each member will have or acquire the skills needed to create and maintain
web pages, so that they may lead or advise working groups, make informed
proposals and comments, and modify web pages if needed.
Associate University Librarian, Public Services/Collection Development
University Librarian and Deputy University Librarian
Term: 2 years
as of 11/1/2006:
- John Hernandez
- Dan Santamaria
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