[WEB4LIB] Website redesign survey

Pons, Lisa (ponslm) PONSLM at UCMAIL.UC.EDU
Thu Mar 10 10:45:12 EST 2005

A couple years ago we did an online survey, asking a few fairly open ended
questions. It was also very interesting in the sense that our results seemed
to go along with much current research about library web sites and users.
For example, one "student" wanted "more graphics and lively images" and one
"faculty" member said the site was "too busy and needed less graphics".

However,all in all, it was worthwhile.

Lisa Pons-Haitz

University Libraries
University of Cincinnati
lisa.pons at uc.edu

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Bloy [mailto:JBloy at edgewood.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 10:27 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [WEB4LIB] Website redesign survey
> We're looking to do a major redesign of our library's website and want
> to get user opinions regarding features they would like to see, etc.
> I stumbled across a college library's website where they've set up an
> online survey to do just that.  Some of the questions included are how
> often they use the site, menu layout preferences and lists of 
> current or
> proposed features which people can rank (must have, nice to have, good
> but not on the home page, could live without, etc.).
> In order to entice people to participate, anyone filling out 
> the survey
> is eligible to win a few prizes.
> I've tried contacting the aforementioned library to find out 
> if they're
> getting a good response from their survey, but haven't had much luck.
> Has anyone else out there in libraryland (especially academic 
> libraries)
> done something similar?  If so, was it worthwhile?  Did you 
> get a decent
> response?
> ---
> Jonathan Bloy
> Web Services Librarian
> Edgewood College
> Madison, Wisconsin
> http://library.edgewood.edu

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