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.

General Fall Timeline:


  • Revise information architecture options;  review &  test


  • 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


  • Make Beta 2.0 available to public (at
  • Continue usability testing.  Gather general feedback

Winter Break

  • Launch Beta 2.0 as current site at