Behind the Libraries’ New Website


Paul Philbin, Head of Systems for the UVM Libraries and the project manager for the new Libraries Web Site sat down with Dana Medical Library faculty to talk about the making of a new web site, the most significant changes and his favorite features.

Philbin explained that the new site was designed to put the most frequently used information front and center, so that patrons wouldn’t have to drill down through hierarchies of web pages to find what they were looking for. Usability testing and careful analysis of statistics informed these choices. Creating an attractive, image-driven site was also a top priority. Work continues on the project, with refinements to the “Find” section of the site, based on user feedback and needs.

To read the full interview, see the Dana Medical Library Newsletter.