Beta Extended Through Fall

We’ve heard you!  In March, the Libraries launched Beta 1.0, a major web site redesign. We then asked for your feedback and conducted additional user testing to gather more information.   In response to your feedback, we are making substantial improvements to the Beta 1.0 site over the course of the Fall 2011 semester.

During the fall semester the current Beta 1.0 site will remain available but will be replaced in mid-November with an upgraded Beta 2.0 site.   We plan to permanently switch to the new design during the Winter Break.

http://beta.library.miami.edu

General Fall Timeline:

August/September:

  • Revise information architecture options;  review &  test

October:

  • Refine look and feel:  layout, colors, typography
  • Develop graphics, obtain images
  • Content creators update content in Beta 2.0
  • Conduct usability testing.  Gather general feedback

November:

  • Make Beta 2.0 available to public (at beta.library.miami.edu)
  • Continue usability testing.  Gather general feedback

Winter Break

  • Launch Beta 2.0 as current site at library.miami.edu


Browsable DVDs!

Browsable dvds Richter Library first floor

Have some free time at the start of the semester?   Need a break once classes kick into gear?

Now you can easily browse the Libraries extensive DVD collection and escape into another world for a few hours.

In response to student requests, the Libraries spent the summer reorganizing the DVDs into broad genre categories and moving the entire collection  onto browsable shelves on  Richter Library’s First Floor.

Located just off the Reading Room, the DVD collection is shelved by broad genre, à la Netflix or your favorite video store:  Animation, Comedy, Drama, Foreign Films, Horror, Science Fiction/Fantasy, TV Programs, and Non-Fiction.

Find a title that interests you, take it to the Richter Circ Desk to have a staff member remove the locked case, and check it out.



Meet Your Librarian!

Your Subject Librarian can help you find articles, books, and more for your research assignments.  Ask them about UM’s virtual library including the catalog, e-resources, and digital collections. Learn about Summon, RefWorks, Lynda.com, and a wide range of helpful resources.

Your Subject Librarian is your personal contact to the University of Miami Libraries.



Sharp Focus: Michael L. Carlebach Photography Collection Exhibit

Michael L. Carlebach Photography Collection Exhibit

The Michael L. Carlebach Photography Collection at the University of Miami Libraries’ Special Collections contains over 5,000 images by the UM Professor Emeritus and professional photojournalist, author, and scholar.  This exhibition showcases examples of Dr. Carlebach’s witty, ironic, and perceptive takes on life in South Florida and beyond.

Exhibition displayed on 1st, 2nd, and 8th Floor through the Fall semester.

The Lynda and Michael Gordon Exhibition Program

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