January 16th, 2008
The WVU Libraries Web Team is pleased to announce the official launch of their new Libraries web site design on January 14, 2007. The Libraries are holding a contest to promote use of the new site. Two winners of the contest will be presented with an iPod. To participate, go to the WVU Libraries web site at www.libraries.wvu.edu and select “iPod Contest.” Download and fill in the form, then send it as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are five questions you must use the Libraries web site to answer correctly in order to be entered into the drawing for the prize. All correct responses will be entered into a drawing for the iPods. WVU Libraries employees and student workers are not eligible.
Features of the new web design include the Virtual Reference live chat service “Ask-a-Librarian,” a search engine called E-ZSearch that works somewhat like Google but searches Library resources, today’s library hours posted on the home page, Eliza’s Coffee Shop hours, menus and prices, centralized library computing information, faculty information, and prominent links to find books, articles, and popular services. The page features art designed by a WVU graduate student and professor, and uses cropped photographs with bold and regular text. Simplified colors with increased contrast between the text and the background make the site look cleaner and easier to read than the old site.
To visit the new pages go to: http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/. Send feedback about the site to the form under the link that reads “contact us” that appears at the top of every library web page.