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dc.contributor.authorVacek, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorCoombs, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-30T21:15:40Z
dc.date.available2016-06-30T21:15:40Z
dc.date.issued2008-10-20
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/1348
dc.descriptionThis presentation was given at Internet Librarian in Monterey, CA, on October 20, 2008.en_US
dc.description.abstractLibraries today are presented with the challenge creating a unified user experience out of systems which are traditionally highly separate silos. Often this is done by literally copying and inserting data and information from one system to another. In the case of the library website data is often copied from the library catalog, article databases or other sources. However, this method is neither efficient nor sustainable. As a result, the University of Houston Libraries has developed a home grown content management system based on the following principles of Web 2.0: Radical decentralization, Small pieces loosely joined, and Remixable content. This tool allows librarians to create web pages that are a mix of types content from various systems including events, finding aids, blogs, library catalog, and federated search. By using this tool, subject librarians can create highly specialized "virtual libraries" for their users in a particular subject area. Additionally, content from the library website and other systems can now be incorporated into external websites such as those for colleges and departments. This innovation has allow the library to better serve its users by presenting them accurate, up to date, and relevant information..en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subjectWeb developmenten_US
dc.subjectOpen source softwareen_US
dc.subjectContent strategyen_US
dc.subjectContent management systemsen_US
dc.subjectLibraries
dc.subjectWeb development
dc.subjectOpen source software
dc.subjectContent strategy
dc.subjectContent management systems
dc.titleMashing Up and Remixing the Library Websiteen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.description.departmentLibraries


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