Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ebook visibility

Changes were made to the website February 1 and the OnDemand tab has been renamed Downloadables. Staff gathered input from patrons to ask what term made the most sense to describe the collection.

Besides the tab name change, the Downloads page changed, also. Now patrons are presented with three choices: ebooks, audiobooks or music. From there, the ebook and audiobook choices are further refined by vendor.

We hope this change provides easier to understand navigation for you!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Find movies by ratings!

You talked, we listened! You can now search for movies by ratings! On the website, under the Movies tab in the Browse box there is a link called Movies By Ratings. Click on this to open the choices, Rated G, Rated PG, Rated PG-13 and Rated R. They will be shown in order by newest first.

We hope this feature is useful to you!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Help when you need it

You can now find a Help link under the Search box on the website. It has actually been there awhile but just not noted on this blog til now. Clicking on Help takes you to a list of ways you can contact us - whatever is most convenient!

Additionally, a link was just added which provides some tips for better search results.

Hope this is helpful information to you!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Self Help becomes DIY

What????? In the Research & Databases area of the website, one of the Browse facets used to be named Self Help. A staff person thought that we would be providing psychology-related databases (and possibly an eCouch!). Lo and behold, we place databases there such as:
So, we have changed the name and it is now referred to as DIY. Do you think this is more descriptive of the offerings? Are you a regular user of any of these databases?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Research & Databases Page

The Research & Databases page provides a feature story highlighting some aspect of the business or nonfiction collection. In the carousel boxes, we have books and databases featured. When you click in the left Browse box, you are taken to a list view of databases. We have fixed or at least made a positive change on this page. When you now click on a title, you are taken to another page. Unfortunately it does not provide you any more information than what was on your previous page. The good news is that there is a Connect Now button so that you can enter the database.

This is one of the functions of our content management system whereby a title is clickable. A small change, but a positive one nonetheless!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Contact Us link changes

were made today in response to our new Answer Squad service. In order to consolidate the various ways the public can contact us, a new Contact Us page was created. Links in some pages (such as Interlibrary Loan and Using Computers) now go to the new page instead of to the How are we doing page.

With the new Answer Squad service, patrons can type in their questions to see if an answer is already in the system or they can text us with questions at 303-720-7832.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Russian Page Changes

Today, with the magic of code and talented staff changes were made to the Russian page:
  • you now see a graphic for the feature story instead of image and text. This falls more in line with other interior page looks. The feature story link goes to a list of Russian titles recently received.
  • the top carousel has 2 links. unless you can read Russian you won't know that the first one says Coming Soon and the 2nd link says Katya Recommends.
  • on the Coming Soon page, there is a list of facets on the left which are relevant subject headings. As new titles are added, this list will grow.
Changes were made to improve the backend work of providing new titles for Russian-speaking patrons. We now have the ability to pull in material covers, too, which were previously unaccessible to us.