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Library Web Site Gets a Facelift

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libraryUniversity Libraries has a new, user-friendly Web site, which just went live today. The new site is built using the Drupal content management system and LibGuides for the subject and course guide pages.

Drupal supports dynamic content and features,  such as the tabbed search interface, spotlight carousel, and events calendar. It also indexes and structures all the Web pages, making them easier to manage and update. LibGuides is a tool specifically developed for libraries, which provides dynamic access to online resources, services, and tools. It gives librarians a platform for building and maintaining subject guides and course guides that cater to the information needs of faculty and students.

“The new Stony Brook University Libraries Web site connects our users with myriad excellent resources, expert librarians, research tools, and great library services like chat reference,” said Web Librarian Darren Chase.

Some of the key new features include:

• Multi-tabbed search interface on the homepage for articles, eJournals, books, and other materials, course reserve
and new subject guides

• Subject and course guides that bring together expert library resources, library services, research tips and tools, and
contact information for library subject specialists

• Enhanced, easy-to-use navigation

• Library workshops and events calendar

• New library blog

Visit the new site at www.library.stonybrook.edu.

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