[Web4lib] that old verbiage argument

Cory Dunne CDunne at oakville.ca
Fri Dec 17 11:49:51 EST 2010

We went with one for Research, and one for Interests.

In the beginning, these had very clear cut differences. As time went on, they became pretty close to mirror images of each other (are you researching business, or are you interested in business?), so I might caution toward doing that. Some things still are pretty clear cut, but there is a lot of overlap.

Also, why use Catalog at all? I think you'd like the model that most BiblioCommons libraries are going with as 'Explore'.


Cory Dunne, Programmer / Analyst and Web Developer , Oakville Public Library
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From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of HAZEL Margaret E
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:26 PM
To: 'Tracey.Reed at myClearwater.com'; web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] that old verbiage argument

We are going with "Research and Learning Center" after our user tests.

Margaret Hazel
Virtual Branch & Innovative Tech Manager Eugene Public Library Eugene, OR
margaret.e.hazel at ci.eugene.or.us

-----Original Message-----
From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Tracey.Reed at myClearwater.com
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:19 AM
To: web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: [Web4lib] that old verbiage argument

Hi all,

Well, I'm working on a redesign of our web site (within confines defined
by our City, so I'm not free to do some of the things I want to
do...sigh...but that's another email).

But one of the things I'm looking at is the perennial problem of
verbiage for the resources we all have on our site.  Our databases.  Our
internet links. Our local history collections.  Etc. etc etc...  Right
now, they're all lumped under liberry-eze "Reference".
I love what SJPL has done (www.sjpl.org just to pimp them out) and
created a "Research" category, but I'm not sure that fits our public
(and while I may have time down the road to do focus groups, etc, it's
not gonna happen now...again with the sighs...) For what it's worth, I
also totally love their "Books and Media" instead of catalog (and while
it links to more than the catalog on their site, it totally rocks).

So here I am staring at my paperwork and just wondering if anyone has
had a brainstorm and come up with something better for a public library
than "Reference" while I'm sitting here putting together my plan and
what I want to do within what I'm given.

Thanks all!

Tracey Reed
Virtual Services Librarian
Clearwater Public Library System
tracey.reed at myclearwater.com
727.562.4970 x5036
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