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Departmental Activities


Scheduled Meetings
Administrative Council
Administrative Council Meeting Dates, 2009
Administrative Council Meeting Dates, 2008
Administrative Council Meeting Dates, 2006
WIKI events
Announcement of Staff Wiki and description of primary top pages
Library Venue Scheduling
December 8, 2008, 1:00 PM: Meeting in Library 210 (B.I. Room) of Dean and involved parties in the approval and management of room reservations via the library calendar. This site contains the question points raised prior to and during the meeting.
Dean's Review and policy finalization (to be scheduled as of 1/22/2009)

Archives and Special Collections

Public Services

Technical Services

ODWEBS: Office for Digitization and Web Services

Library FAQs and How To's

How To's
A jumpstation to "how to do it" pages from various departments and units of the library

LIS Projects

Web Restructure Project

LISPS has been meeting to discuss web relabeling, reclassification, and other needs.

ODWEBS has been converting to a Dreamweaver/Contribute server for the library faculty and administrative members to enjoy distributed, non-centralized, content provisioning.

The Adobe Contribute ® product can be used to create all types of web content into a sitewide set of harmonious templates with classified navigation. The LISPS labels and structures will be used.

The color scheme has been chosen and road-tested by the webmaster, but is still in some flux.

  1. The number of "areas" such as Finding, News and Events, Services, etc. will greatly affect the site.
  2. The classification of the site determines a number of visual elements with regard to color because color and position must work together. Thus the labeling and categorization of parts (and other architectural elements) must be settled first.
  3. There is a big difference between a trid color scheme and a tetrad scheme with respect to flexibility. Because there are two-level widgets (boxes are more important than icons, for example) the tetrad is needed (and even more exceptions, sometimes. These should be eliminated in the new site. We want no blinking text!)

You can view the color palette, a tetradic set chosen to be colorful without being outré or gaudy at [1]. Be sure to try "Palette URL" to see the tetradic relationship for this palette or to try others.

Monochromatic green/white combos were specifically rejected, as were those combos with small added complementary widgets. Yellow-green shades were rejected. Triadic sets were discarded as too "Christmas Oriented" in most cases.

Mapping color sets to subject areas was developed so that, for example, Green dominance will exist for (example) finding aids, dk brown for guides, light for cat 3, blue for cat 4, etc ... These visual cues should also extend to border, margins, little widgets, etc. All this is amazingly time consuming. Suggestions welcome -- right to agree or disagree reserved.

LISPS sees categorization and labeling decisions needed in the web site. In collaboration with ODWEBS two primary areas are addressed.

  1. Re-architecting the site via a LISPS committee
    1. Rebuilding the site infrastructure for use of the Adobe Contribute ® product to allow for distributed but controlled content provision
      1. Status: In progress
  2. Rebuilding templates and components to revitalize the design and provide support for Adome Dreamweaver ® template creation. This has several components.
    1. Color Palette: Visit Color Scheme Designer from that page.
    2. Draft Template
      1. Home Page
      2. Interior Pages: the developing template set is not yet ready for display.

Other LIS Information

Pre-Candidacy Status for Program Accreditation
Contains LIMS proposal links and minutes.
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