The new Web site is great!!! Much easier to navigate and user friendly!
From: a graduate student
Susan Teague-Rector, Web Applications Manager, replies....
Thank you for your comment regarding our new site! With the latest design, we have attempted to improve the accessibility and usability of online collections. The new design was informed by using search log data, user comments from the winter 2007 online survey and focus groups, section 508 accessibility standards and website usability guidelines.
As you noted, part of the focus was to address user needs and to provide easier navigation. Research done by the Web team indicates that searching the Libraries resources is a key feature on the site. Therefore, common search features are better highlighted in the new design to emphasize VCU Libraries online services and collections. In addition, Web search logs indicate that ILLiad, our interlibrary loan and document delivery system, was difficult to find in the old design. A direct link is now available from the homepage to ILLiad to provide simpler access to this popular feature.
Thank you again for your response!