ipl2 Website Redesign

I worked on the ipl2 redesign team from 2009 – 2010.  My research and worked focused on the design and content migration for the new website.  The new website launched in January 2010.  Post-launch work in this area focused on enhancing the design and content.

Role: IMLS Research Fellow
Project Goals: Redesign the Internet Public Library website (http://ipl.org/) to enhance user experience and take advantage of newer technologies, and merge content acquired from the Librarian’s Internet Index (LII).
Project Dates: 2009 – 2010
Responsibilities: work on the visual and experience design, develop HTML prototypes, work with IPL manager to handle HTML content migration from old system to new system, and manage content implementation throughout process.

Digital Collections Community

This was a collaborative project that focused on designing and developing a digital collection repository.  I designed and built the repository website, including making incremental changes to design and functionality to enhance the user experience.  The repository was used with Masters-level digital library students and taught them methods of adding collections with appropriate metadata and evaluation.

Digital Collections Website

Digital Collections Website

Role: IMLS Research Fellow & Implementer 
Project Goal:
Using Drupal, design and develop a digital collection system  that helps to create a community around digital collections.
Project Dates: 2009 – 2010
Responsibilityresearch user needs and an open-source platform that provide flexibility for online community building, design a website that is easy to use and create community, develop registration, content submission, editing, and management, and develop a recommender system.
Deliverable: Drupal Website

iSchool PhD Portal

The iSchool PhD Portal was developed and implemented during my first year as an IMLS Fellow.  It builds on earlier research to provide iSchool PhD students with an online space to communicate throughout the PhD process.

Project Goal: Design and build a portal website (http://ischoolphd.org/index.php) for Drexel iSchool PhD students based on prior IMLS Fellows requirements user research.

Project Dates: 2008 – 2009

Role: Researcher & Implementer (IMLS Fellow)

Responsibility: research content management and website platforms that would support collaboration, community and research, and can be implemented with limited resources and budget; develop content and  information architecture strategy; design and implement website on identified platform, including any additional features necessary to meet project goals.