Sunday, January 24, 2010

Historical Newspaper DBs

I've added the 2 new historical newspaper DBs to the DB list, and I've placed them other appropriate places too (the Quick List pop-up, the site map, History subject DB list)

African American Newspapers

America's Historical Newspapers

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Edited tour, Gale links, etc

Today CH told me that our links to Gale resources needed to be changes so that they could collect statistics. I did it, and the links should behave exactly as they did before. Let me know if they don't.

I've edited the reference collection out of the library tour. It still says that the McNaughton collection is "near reference," but that's not entirely untrue; it's near the side of the building where reference is (right???).
I'll make more changes to it when more changes happen to the library.

I also fixed some links on the site map.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New hours + Louisiana Digital Library

Last night before I went to bed, I added the new hours to the home page. Do let me know if anything is wrong with it.

I also added the Louisiana Digital Library to the DB list. It probably should've been there sooner, but I thought it was a Special Collections thing then. If anyone thinks it doesn't belong in the list, do let me know.

I've also changed a few room names on the library map. I am also aware that some pop-up info boxes get covered up by other text. It doesn't hurt, but it looks messy. I may change that someday.


Monday, January 11, 2010

new newsletter, new news, new catalog

A new Special Collections Newsletter is out so I placed that on the home page in the news box, removing the holiday message also.

The catalog's upgrade appears to be complete. If anyone has any problems with it, contact me and I'll see what can be done about it.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New look for the catalog

The new appearance for the catalog should be something like this:

If anyone has any objections, please let me know ASAP. The deadline for making changes for the template is Monday (tomorrow, Jan 11).

The code from Sirsi was different from before. It looks similar to our current catalog, but it took a long time to make it look this way. I just hope it works when it become the catalog design this week.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New map, new hours, new catalog

New hours:
I added the new hours file for the spring this week. It is subject to change all semester.

New map:
I've made a clearer map from an original PDF made from a CAD program years ago. It is much sharper than before, but also smaller.

I also added that original PDF to the page as the new print version for the map and removed the HTML one I had before, because it is much easier to read. It also has floors 6-8 too. So I guess we have 8 floors.

I have not yet added any room changes. I'll add them as soon as I know about them.

And trhe new catalog design is due on monday. I'm still working on it.