Essential Website UX to Improve Relevance, Value and Accessibility

This is a guest post by Tiffany Clendenin, Operations Manager at Broomfield Library. On a recent UX panel at CALCON, I presented on website content changes that can help support our public library obligation to offer service to all patrons in a user-centered and responsive way. The following details a few aspects that can be […]

Google Analytics Basics: Users, Sessions & Pageviews

If you work with websites at all, you have probably seen reports from Google Analytics detailing how your site, or some part of your site, is performing in terms of users, sessions and pageviews. Maybe you even produce such reports for others. But what, really, do those numbers mean, and how accurate are they? You […]

CVL Sites Redesigned

The State Library’s CVL Sites is a free service that creates and hosts websites for libraries, museums, and related organizations. Sites for Voice Preserve, One Book 4 Colorado, and StoryBlocks were recently redesigned to be easier to use on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. Check out the new designs below. To learn more about the […]

COLibraries Levels of Service

The State Library works with COLibraries clients to determine which level best fits your needs. The decision for which level your needs will be based on the tech skills at your institution, website needs, and resources available. [accordion openfirst=true clicktoclose=true tag=h2][accordion-item title=”Level 1″] Fully supported web service. For institutions with limited staff and financial resources. […]

COLibraries Integrations and Plugins

New Titles Display for PIKA Libraries If you are an AspenCat member, COLibraries offers special integration for PIKA featuring book cover streams based on your library’s newest tiles, children’s materials or any other designated collection. Return-On-Investment Calculator COLibraries also offers a special plugin to COLibraries users as well as any library using WordPress. The Return […]

COLibraries Samples and Template Pages

COLibraries can help you with templates for content (and some content you can use!) Using RSS feeds (and columns) can give your institution up-to-date information customized for your community. Kids Page – This page highlights a multi-column option and the importing and displaying content from any RSS feed. Content can include your own blog, or […]