Library website adopts CU Anschutz color palette

The Health Sciences Library’s website has a new look! We’ve adopted the new color palette of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus website. In incorporating these new colors, we aim to:

  • Create a more fluid user experience
  • Help promote a more consistent look and feel across university websites
  • Support CU’s larger marketing and branding initiatives

We look forward to your comments on our new look!

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For questions, please contact:
Vivienne Houghton, MLIS
Web Services Librarian
303-724-2178
vivienne.houghton@ucdenver.edu

Thank you!

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Library’s new “mega” menu

In an effort to continually improve the library’s website, we’re rolling out a a new larger and more comprehensive “mega-menu” on Monday, December 8th.

Let us know what you think!

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The choices behind the new menu were based on:

  1. Data from two card sort exercises conducted by the library’s Web Working Group: Participants included 14 library staff and 16 students, staff and faculty from CU Anschutz (read the full report: CardSortReport-CombinedStaffUser-2014May)
  2. Online usability testing from November 4 to December 3, 2014

For questions, please contact:
Vivienne Houghton
Web Services Librarian
303-724-2178
vivienne.houghton@ucdenver.edu

Thank you!

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Testing new menu on library’s website – Give us your feedback

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In an effort to continually improve the library’s website, we’re testing a new larger and more comprehensive “mega-menu”.

Let us know what you think!

The choices behind the new menu were based on data from two card sort exercises conducted by the library’s Web Working Group. Participants included 14 library staff and 16 students, staff and faculty from the Anschutz Medical Campus community (read the full report: CardSortReport-CombinedStaffUser-2014May).

For questions, please contact:
Vivienne Houghton
Web Services Librarian
303-724-2178
vivienne.houghton@ucdenver.edu

Thank you!

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New features on Health Sciences Library’s homepage

In an effort to continually improve the library’s website, we’ve updated our website’s homepage with the following new features. Let us know what you think!
  1. Top Resources: Now includes new categories to provide more context
  2. Featured Links: Moved to below the slides and now includes new categories to provide more context
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For questions, please contact Vivienne Houghton, Web Services Librarian at 303-724-2178 or vivienne.houghton@ucdenver.edu.
Thank you!
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Website feedback and improvements

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We’ve made the following changes and updates in an effort to continually improve the library’s website.

Website updates for Aug-Sept:

  1. E-books: view by subject
  2. Bates Videos page: added a table of contents and improved technical help
  3. Hours: hover to view current week’s hours

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View all website-related feedback and updates

Usability testing 

We’re going to be conducting both live and online usability testing in order to gather feedback from faculty, staff, and students. This feedback will help inform our design decisions. Please contact us if you’d like to participate in our usability testing. Thank you!

[Vivienne Houghton, Web Services Librarian]

Website feedback and improvements

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We recently launched our website’s fresh new look on August 12, 2013. Since then, we’ve made the following changes in response to feedback and suggestions from students, staff, and faculty.

Feedback from Aug-Sept:

  1. Blackboard added to top right menu
  2. Canvas and Office 365 email added to top right menu
  3. “Renew a book” added under “SERVICES”
  4. Online Tutorials added to Featured Links on homepage
  5. CU Denver links added to the footer
  6. New color scheme patterned after AMC website

View all website-related feedback and updates

Thank you and we look forward to receiving more feedback from our campus community!

[Vivienne Houghton, Web Services Librarian]

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Website Update: Fresh, new look for the Health Sciences Library’s Website


Website Update

We launched the fresh, new look of our website on August 12, 2013. Our website’s new look is patterned after the Anschutz Medical Campus website‘s white background with bright accent colors.

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HSL homepage new look

Check out the new features on our homepage!

New features on the homepage

  • Need help? Try out our new Ask Us service!
  • Need to learn how to use EndNote or PubMed? Register for a class today!
  • Need to find out what new cool tools are available? Check out our New Resources and Trials
  • Top Resources: Now featuring the School of Medicine Student Wiki

We want your feedback

We want your feedback!

We invite you to give us feedback on how we can improve your experience on our new website.

WEB updates

This new look is just the beginning. We’ll continually work to improve your website experience. Next steps include iterative changes to the layout and navigation menu. Check out future WEB updates on this wiki where we’ll feature more New Features, Quick Tips and Cool Tools.

Join the Web Working Group!

If you like pointing out what’s wrong with websites and suggesting ways to improve them, join the library’s Web Working Group! We have monthly one-hour meetings that focus on improving the website. Contact Vivienne Houghton to find out more about joining the Web Working Group.

Usability testing

We plan to conduct both live and online usability testing in order to gather feedback from faculty, staff, and students. This feedback will inform our design decisions. Contact us to let us know if you’d like to participate in our usability studies.

[Vivienne Houghton, Web Services Librarian]