LIS Website Information Architecture
Following the format of the information architecture recommendations provided by White Whale, this is a draft of the LIS Website Team's recommendations for the Information Architecture of the LIS pages. This draft is under review and does not contain the final recommendations of the team.
- 1 Guiding Principles
- 2 LIS Search landing page
- 3 Library 1st-2nd Tier Navigation
- 4 Technology Services
- 5 Cross-LIS content
- 6 Expanded Navigation & Content Recommendations
- 7 Other Web Platforms
LIS Website Visual IA (opens as powerpoint file)
[Team, Edit this diagram here middfiles:\orgs\WebMakeover\LIS\LIS Website Visual IA.ppt]
This document focuses on the IA for LIS content built in Drupal. As seen in the diagram, there are many connections between the LIS pages built in Drupal and LIS's Wiki and Blog pages, and these two platforms are acknowledged briefly at the end of the document. Though not explicitly acknowledged in this document, links to other important platforms also exist (i.e. SubjectsPlus).
LIS Search landing page
This page will be the landing page for the search term "LIS" and will be linked to from the library pages, the wiki and the blog. It is a single page with the primary purpose of directing users to appropriate content that exists elsewhere.
AKA go/library, AKA www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib
- To see recent progress and a visual representation, see page in progress with mockup
- For more detail, see Library Page IA
[pages that have subpages and aren't simply links/widgets/feeds on the library page. pending feedback review, may be reordered, may be renamed, etc.]
- Most popular (add later)
- By Subject
- New and Trial Databases
- Search widgets (add later)
- Main Library
- Armstrong Science Library
- Davison Library (add later—there’s no page right now)
- Music Library
- William Tell Coleman Library at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
- College Archives
- Digital Collections
- Government Documents
- Special Collections
- Vermont Collection
- Equipment You Can Borrow(?) (only if “Equipment” is not in the search portal)
- Other Collections on Campus (History of Art and Architecture Visual Resources,Career Services, Twilight(?))
- Main Library (Circ, ILL, Ref, etc)
- Armstrong Science Library (Circ, Ref, etc)
- Music Library (Circ, Ref, etc)
Borrowing and Use
- (Borrowing and Use page/s—not sure yet how many or where they’ll be )
Rooms, Carrels, Lockers
- At the Main Library
- At the Armstrong Science Library
- At the Music Library
- (At Davison? Consider adding this later)
- LIS Suggestion Box
- Purchase Suggestions
These links live under the Offices & Services site in the new Drupal site's information architecture and are also linked to from the LIS landing page.
- Links to Banner Web
- News Feed
- Help - Wiki
This section answers the question, "How can I use curricular technology in my instruction?". The bulk of this content would exist in the Drupal site, with links to the tools documentation for hardware and software that support these uses.
|Data Collection & Analysis||
|Discussion & Communications||
A list of hardware and software we support which can be applied as curricular technologies. These sections would link to documentation, either in Drupal, MediaWiki, or provided by the vendor for their use.
We often receive requests like, "I want to set up a wiki that lists postings in reverse chronological order and allows people to comment on the postings." This section of the site will address requests like this by explaining the difference between wikis, blogs, and other technology buzzwords so that the requestor can understand that they would be much better served using a blog in the example above.
This section will aggregate stories of people using Curricular Technology at Middlebury (for instance: it would have a feed from the Teaching with Technology blog) and other institutions. Visitors to the CT site will use this section to see examples of how the knowledge from the other sections has been applied.
Contact information and links to direct documentation.
Help & Support
Our primary goal is to present a simple and intuitive interface to the end user. Our secondary goal is to eliminate redundacies but using cross-linking within our space.
HOW DO I...
>> HELP FOR MY COMPUTER
>> NETWORK ACCESS
>> CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY
>> LECTURE, EVENT OR SCREENING
>> PRINTING SUPPORT
>> VIDEO CONFERENCING
>> COMPUTER LAB
I HAVE A PROBLEM
>> SUPPORT FOR MY COMPUTER
>> NETWORK ACCESS SUPPORT
>> CLASSROOM SUPPORT
>> CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
>> LECTURE, EVENT OR SCREENING SUPPORT
>> PRINTING SUPPORT
>> VIDEO CONFERENCING SUPPORT
>> TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT
>> COMPUTER LAB SUPPORT
>> DATABASE SUPPORT
>> STORAGE SUPPORT
>> REPORTING SUPPORT
>> WEB SUPPORT
I HAVE A REQUEST
>> FOR MY COMPUTER
>> FOR NETWORK ACCESS
>> FOR MY CLASSROOM
>> FOR CURRICULAR TECHNOLOGY
>> FOR A LECTURE, EVENT OR SCREENING
>> FOR PRINTING
>> FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING
>> FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS
>> FOR A COMPUTER LAB
>> FOR A DATABASE
>> FOR STORAGE
>> FOR REPORTING
>> FOR A WEB SITE
LEARN MORE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY
Library & Information Services
This is a direct link back to the LIS landing page.
Reporting & Business Intelligence
- Links to Hyperion
- News Feed
- Help - Wiki
This is a direct link to the webmail login page.
All staff working on the creation of the LIS website should identify content that is relevant in more than one area of the site. In creating web content, staff will create content directly related to their LIS function. All others should link to this content to avoid duplications. Individuals working on site creation are responsible for coordinating the creation and use of such content with the appropriate people.
Some examples of this type of content are film screening requests, loaner equipment.
|LIS Search landing
||Expanded notes [expanding recommendations on content and/or IA]|
|Library main||See page in progress with mockup for most recent version|
|Library subpage 1||See page in progress with mockup for most recent version|
|Library subpage 2||See page in progress with mockup for most recent version|
|Technology services main||Technology services main page expanded notes|
|Technology services subpage 1||Technology services subpage 1 expanded notes|
Other Web Platforms
Current Main Page view (listed by departments/workgroups) will be replaced by audience specific pages which provide links to relevant wiki content.
Categories on the Main Page will be:
- LIS Staff
- Visitors and guests
One blog: Implemented.