Coming Soon: Ohio University Online History Project

As we approach the time when incoming freshman begin to claim their spots as Ohio University students, the Ohio University Libraries and campus partners are developing a project aimed largely at future Bobcats. Conceived in 2012, “Ohio University: An Online History,” will be a multi-media Web site presenting the University’s rich history to initiate freshmen […]

Website home page A or B?

Update: We heard from 87 OU faculty, staff, and students. Enough for an accurate statistical representation of the total OU population? Probably not. But we appreciated hearing your thoughts on the two versions of the library’s home page. And the results are that the home page will be staying the same. Thank you to everyone […]

New Historic University Pinboards from Digital Initiatives

Students working in the Digital Initiatives department have been pinning new historic university images to several new boards on Pinterest, a website that allows users to organize and share photos. In an August news blog post, Lena Chapin described how this department is using this social media tool to share the history of Ohio University. […]

Ohio University Libraries Launches New Website

On June 12, 2012, the Ohio University Libraries’ new website was launched, blasting users into a brighter, easier and more up-to-date online learning environment. New features of the website include a brand new all-inclusive search tool, ArticlesPlus; the latest library news and events; and drop down menus for easier navigation. Development on the site will […]

Introducing ArticlesPlus

One of the most prominent features of our new web site is our new search tool, ArticlesPlus. ArticlesPlus is from the same provider, EBSCOhost, as Academic Search Complete, so its design and features may look familiar. However, ArticlesPlus is a much more comprehensive search tool. In one interface, ArticlesPlus searches all of the EBSCOhost databases, […]

Ohio University Libraries Pins History

“I’d Pin that,” is a phrase being uttered all around the nation as the new social media platform, Pinterest, gains addicts everywhere. “I’d pin that” is exactly what Digital Initiatives (DI) Coordinator Janet Carleton thought as she and her team delved further into the idea of bringing Ohio University’s first female graduate back to life through social media. […]

Asking our Users—Paper Prototype

After card sorting, the next usability test was paper prototyping. Paper prototyping is great because not a line of code has to be written to test your website. You draw (by hand or on a computer) what you want the pages of your website to look like and include the terminology tested in card sorting. […]