So What Do YOU Think?

University Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

I’m guessing that you got to the blog from the Library’s home page – probably looks a little different than how it did the last time you visited the site, eh? We hope that you like the changes that we’ve made and hopefully you’ll let us know what you like and dislike. Just to highlight some of the new features that we’d added:

  • My Accounts, in the upper-right hand corner of every page
    You can now log into your library accounts from one page! From this page, you can log in to renew your books or check the status of an interlibrary loan request. Sweet, huh?
  • Off-Campus Login, in the upper-right hand corner of every page
    Not only can you log into your library accounts from one screen, you can also log in to use library resources like the databases from any page on the website.
  • Search Box, on the home page
    You can search the catalog or get to our most popular databases from the convenience of the homepage. It’ll save everyone time.
  • The Latest, on the home page
    Of course I’m going to point out the blog, duh. The new website has the latest headlines from the blog right there.

So what do YOU think?

About kyle

I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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4 Responses to So What Do YOU Think?

  1. Joe LaBarbera says:

    You’ve changed the pages and functionality of these pages at a critical time during an online UWW summer course.

    Many of the readings and course materials required for completing class assignments are no longer operative through this site.

    The University disabling access to key course materials prior to a final exam is academically crippling.

    Is there a reason the University could not wait until after Summer online courses were completed to make the transition, still insuring time for operability before the fall semester?

  2. Kathy Brady says:

    I do not find this redesign helpful. While visually pleasing, (I will admit it is very ‘pretty’), it is not very intuitive in terms of helping people get to where they need to go in a hurry.

  3. Larry Neuman says:

    I find the new layout much more difficult to locate relevant databases to a literature search of academic articles. I teach students to do literature searches and think the new layout will really confuse the students.

  4. Gina Arenz says:

    Where did Ebscohost go? I agree – to me the redesign is not easy to get around on after getting used to the old format.

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