Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Library Website Gets a Facelift

University Libraries Website Redesign

University Libraries Website RedesignKeeping track of 5.4 million books, some 46,000 online journals and 100,000 e-books is no easy task. Luckily, the Penn State University Libraries website exists to deliver that mind-boggling volume of content to Penn Staters on demand. There’s just one problem: the current website isn’t exactly the most user friendly. It gives me the same feeling of information overload in my junior year as it did when I was a freshman.

Enter the redesigned, beta test version of the University Libraries website. Declaring it a mere improvement over the previous version would be a serious understatement. The new site puts the most used tools right on the front page. A search box smack in the middle of the page lets users search through results from the CAT, articles, databases, e-journals and even the library site. This search box creates a one stop shop for all your library content searching needs.

As for the rest of the new Libraries homepage, information is separated into clearly defined categories so users can easily find library hours, how to cite correctly and how to get help, among other things.

You can check out the Beta version of the website here. Visitors are urged to provide feedback on the redesign, which you can do here.

[Website & Screenshot]

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Steve S.

Steve Sharer is a Security and Risk Analysis major and an overall good guy. He brings Onward State readers enticing posts such as "Question of the Day" and "Campus Explorer" and will continue to do so until he becomes the President of the United States of America in 2024.

[Photo Story] Penn State Basketball Returns To Rec Hall

Our photographers were on hand to capture the sights of Penn State basketball’s return to Rec Hall.

No. 15 Penn State Women’s Hockey Sweeps RIT In CHA Tournament Semifinals

The Nittany Lions swept rival RIT to move on to the CHA Championship.

Penn State Hoops Tops Indiana 83-74 To Sweep Season Series

Back in the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State won its second straight game behind 23 points from Ace Baldwin Jr.

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
164kFollowers
59.3kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
Other posts by Steve

Question of the Day: Sweet Mobile Apps

AT&T is sponsoring a pretty cool competition in which entrants can win $10,000 cash in scholarship money for creating a mobile device application. Teams of up to four people can enter a custom-built application for the purpose of e-learning.  The rules state that the “innovating e-learning mobile app” should be functional across multiple platforms. Submissions are due by September 15, 2010 and so far there are only ten teams signed up. So my question for you is:

If you could develop a mobile device application, what would it do?

SRA Club’s Counter-Terrorism Panel

IST Set to Host Girls’ Tech Camp