A new version of the homepage with a link from the center image to a gallery of images with captions was reviewed. The page was approved for release, pending confirmation that the photo release forms allow for the inclusion of names in the captions. Au will also contact Harry to ask about the possibility of getting a picture of the football team at one of the libraries to add to the rotating gallery of photos.
Three demo pages to illustrate the placement of Searchlight on the Libraries pages were reviewed. The committee agreed that adding it to the grey bar at the left with a rollover like other menu items was the best choice. Rather than listing Searchlight as the first item on the grey bar, as it was in the demo, IRIS should be listed first, followed by Searchlight and then Find Articles.
The placement of additional links to Searchlight still needs to be decided, and appropriate text written. A new graphic for Searchlight is also needed.
Citation Linker was mentioned as another new tool that needs additional placement on the website, possibly on the Find Articles page and the How do I get my article? Page.
Database description updates still outstanding:
Web of Science - Mullen
Journal Citation Reports - Mullen
ACM Digital Library - Mullen to contact Lo
Computing Reviews - Mullen to contact Lo
Biosis Previews - Mullen to contact Hoffman
CQ Researcher - Haynes
Cancelled databases that will need cancellation pages:
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology - Mullen to contact Dess
Scopus - ????
D&B Million Dollar Database - Au (Done)
Three new databases are coming and will need descriptions:
Film Literature Index - Sloan
PrimateLit - Gardner (Done)
DigiZeitschriften - Niessen
The Diversity Committee has asked about the possibility of adding multilingual pages similar to those linked from the bottom of www.library.yale.edu. The consensus was that the question should be referred to Public Services Council. There were also several suggestions made in the event that the proposal is approved:
It's been suggested that the databases description pages are too long and that we should link database names directly to the databases without the interim pages. A separate link for information could then be added next to each database name for those who wanted to see a full description. The general consensus was that this approach would bypass certain information that's crucial for some databases (e.g., browser and plug-in requirements), but that the issue should be referred to Public Services Council by the person(s) who suggested it if they wish to pursue it.
Next meeting: December 11, 2006
Next recorder: Mullen