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Subject: FW: [UNIVERS] Primary Research Group has published Academic Library Website Benchmarks, 2013 Edition, ISBN 978-157440- 221-6
From:Zdeněk Matušík <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Zdeněk Matušík <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:23:00 +0100

Vazene kolegyne - Vazeni kolegove,
zpravu o benchmarku webovych stranek americkych VS-knihoven v plnem zneni
asi bude akvirovat malokdo z Vas, ale treba si se zajmem prectete nektere
poznatky uvedene nize.
Hezky vecer - den,
Z. Matusik

Zdenek Matusik
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Subject: [UNIVERS] Primary Research Group has published Academic Library
Website Benchmarks, 2013 Edition, ISBN 978-157440- 221-6

Primary Research Group has published Academic Library Website Benchmarks,
2013 Edition, ISBN 978-157440- 221-6. 
The 160+ page study shows how academic libraries are re-shaping their
websites.  The study is based on a survey of 56 academic library web staffs
with data broken out by size and type of institution and other criteria.
The study gives exhaustive data about academic library preferences in areas
such as: use of mashups, library social media site policy, web staff size,
role of the college and library it staff, range of individuals allowed to
enter content, content policy, website branding, website budgets, plans for
upgrades and overhauls, staff time devoted to various website maintenance
and development tasks, use of blogs, listservs, rss feeds, and email
newsletters, content management system development and satisfaction levels,
plans for federated search, search box presentation strategy, use of
cascading style sheets, ease of use of the site including ease of
positioning videos and tables, entering same content to multiple locations,
checking the functionality of page lin!
 ks, reporting features, and restricting site access.  Other issues covered
include the use of freelancers and consultants, preferences for programming
languages, how the script development workload is divided among the staff
and others, relations with the college administration and the college web
staff, use of social bookmarking tools and much more. 

Just a few of the reports many findings are that: 

	61.4 percent of libraries in the sample have their own webmasters
(or web staffs) that are separate from the college website staff.
	Library web staffs account for a mean of more than 80% of the total
man hours required to run the academic library web site. College-wide web or
IT staff account for a mean of 14.7 percent of the work done on, while an
average of just 2.25 percent of total man hours is attributed to
consultants, outsourced service providers, and other third parties.
	Open-source content management alternatives were extremely popular
among the largest colleges in the sample (those with 15,000 or more
students), as 53.85 percent of these participants adapted such a system.
	Just 22.81 percent of survey participants find it to be relatively
easy to position and manipulate videos within the websites CMS.
	A mean of 31.26 percent of the routine content updates for the
library website are done through dynamic, database-driven web pages rather
than through static pages.
	51% of the libraries in the sample maintain a library presence on
	No community college rated it very easy to enter tabular data into
the college website, while 21.05 percent of 4-year and MA-granting colleges
thought it very easy to do so.

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