By David Namiotka, Director of Information Systems & Technology, State Library of Ohio
The State Library of Ohio introduced a redesigned website in 2009. The new site features a menu system that helps users navigate the site more easily and efficiently. Information and services are now logically grouped according to our primary customers: state employees, libraries, and residents. A focus group was created to evaluate and critique the new site and they responded with comments and suggestions for improvement.
The new site was built using Drupal, an open source content management system. State Library staff is now able to update pages on the site more quickly than before. Each department has a designated editor for pages within their content area.
According to State Librarian Jo Budler, “The new website reflects our goal to provide easy access to information anytime, anywhere, and lead in the delivery of library services for all Ohio residents.”
We are happy to hear more recommendations in order to make the site even better. Please send your ideas here.