MacEwan University Library is pleased to announce our new website: http://library.macewan.ca
We began the design process over two years ago. Library technologies were rapidly evolving, and users were demanding easy and elegant search capabilities. We wanted to harness these opportunities and tailor a new library experience for our students, faculty, and staff.
We began by talking with members of the MacEwan University community to discover what they wanted from their library website. After the assessment, we got to work. We created our own discovery layer, and we now have the freedom to tailor it specifically for our users. The site is built upon Drupal, an open-source content management system that powers some of the biggest websites on the Internet, and it’s responsive meaning users no longer require an app to access our resources on a mobile device.
Technology moves fast, and the Library has envisioned this website to be agile. This is Phase I of a multi-phase plan, and we will continue to hone and improve the user experience in the near future.
– Posted on behalf of Ian Roberton, Web and User Experience Librarian, MacEwan University