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The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries

A LITA Guide

Amanda L. Goodman (author)

ISBN: 9781555709686

Publication Date: Jan 2014

Format: Paperback

In this LITA guide, User Experience (UX) librarian and seasoned WordPress instructor Goodman leads you step-by-step through the basic planning process for a library website that meets your users’ needs and fits your available resources for maintaining it. Written with the questions of newbies in mind, this guide shows you
  • How to make an informed decision about whether WordPress is the right platform for your library
  • Options for hosted and self-hosted platforms
  • 21 WordPress sites drawn from a wide range of different libraries and organizations, and the stories behind them
  • How to choose the right theme for your library's content
  • Succinct explanations of every element in the Administrative Dashboard with advice on library use
  • Quick tips on user experience, information architecture, and analytics
  • Effective ways to use images, audio, and video
Offering a solid foundation in WordPress, this guide will help you design and launch a library website that effectively serves your library’s users.
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More than just an easy-to-use blogging platform, WordPress is in fact a flexible, open source content management system. Without spending a dime or writing a line of code, it’s possible to build the library website of your dreams. But it’s important to understand the basic principles of WordPress so you can plan wisely. In this LITA guide, User Experience (UX) librarian and seasoned WordPress instructor Goodman leads you step-by-step through the basic planning process for a library website that meets your users’ needs and fits your available resources for maintaining it. Written with the questions of newbies in mind, this guide shows you
  • How to make an informed decision about whether WordPress is the right platform for your library
  • Options for hosted and self-hosted platforms
  • 21 WordPress sites drawn from a wide range of different libraries and organizations, and the stories behind them
  • How to choose the right theme for your library's content
  • Succinct explanations of every element in the Administrative Dashboard with advice on library use
  • Quick tips on user experience, information architecture, and analytics
  • Effective ways to use images, audio, and video
Offering a solid foundation in WordPress, this guide will help you design and launch a library website that effectively serves your library’s users.
Imprint ALA Neal-Schuman
Page Num 200
Dimensions 229 x 152
Pub Date 30 Jan 2014
Publisher American Library Association
Subject/s Library & information sciences   Business applications   Research & information: general   Internet guides & online services  
Amanda Goodman is the User Experience Librarian at Darien Library, where her projects have included redesigning the library’s website, creating marketing materials, and co-managing adult technology education classes. As an MLIS student, she redesigned the Library and Information Studies’ website at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro using WordPress. It became a model for other UNCG departments’ websites.

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