Weeding is a standard practice to keep a library’s physical collection relevant and fresh, so why not apply the same concept to maintaining the library website?
Removing old or irrelevant webpages from the library website does not have to be controversial. Take the drama out of the process by implementing a systematic approach to weeding website content by including your actual community of website users in the decision making. Learn how to identify webpages ready for the recycle bin using web analytics data and easily implement usability tactics that involves library users in determining when content should be revived or put out to pasture.
This session will help you determine what to weed and the best strategies for removing that content with minimum inconvenience to all.
The videos Tabatha created for the Massachusetts Library System:
The ALA ListServ:
Original broadcast March 25, 2015
Instructor Bio ~ Tabatha Farney
Tabatha Farney is the Director of Web Services and Emerging Technology for the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Her professional and research passions include digital/web analytics and improving the user experience. She is a self-professed “web analytics nerd” and loves playing with the latest analytics tool.