History of web design - Very useful site!
rumsey at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
Wed Dec 10 17:21:25 EST 1997
A few weeks ago I sent the original posting on this subject, and got
several helpful replies. Here's one that's especially good, about an
archive of old library web pages - Just what I was hoping for! Though the
archive is in Sweden, many of the libraries covered are in the US.
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Eric Rumsey, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA 52242
<eric-rumsey at uiowa.edu>
319-335-9875 (voice), 319-335-9897 (fax)
>I don't know if this is of any help to you, but there is a survey done as a
>Master's Thesis in LIS in late 1995 and early 1996 at Lund University.
>Unfortunately it is in Swedish, but they did a suvey of library homepages.
>The pages they visited or refer to as examples are captured as images (uh oh,
>I don't know how big they are...) and accessible from
>It also shows the date each page was saved.
>Some of the pages show services etc of the libraries, but this should be a
>good snapshot of the library presence on the WWW at that time.
>There is an abstract in English below the TOC on:
> /Johanna Nilsson
>Johanna Nilsson - LUB NetLab <johanna at munin.LUB.lu.se>
>> Does anyone know of an archive of old library web site pages? - I'm wanting
>> to trace the evolution of library home page design over the last 2-3 years
>> .. starting from the time when the predominant motif for the library home
>> page was to have the entire first screen of the home page taken up by a
>> PHOTO of the library!
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