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Web Advisory Group

The Web Advisory Group (WAG) convenes to advise, educate, collaborate, coordinate, gather input, and propose changes to the public facing Library website. The website includes, not just the Drupal web pages, but also the web services, e.g., OskiCat, Electronic Resource Finder (ERF), etc.

  • Oversee all public facing web pages, including content review and updates on a regular schedule for assured accuracy.
  • Think creatively and forwardly about the face of UC Berkeley Libraries on the web.
  • Communicate with other groups, e.g., Discovery team, regularly as development decisions can impact their work and to provide feedback on web user interface issues.
  • Review and implement minor changes to all public facing Library web services, e.g., OskiCat, ERF.
  • Review and refer to the Public Services Council, policy suggestions and major changes to all public facing Library web services, e.g., OskiCat, ERF.
  • Propose priorities of web changes and enhancements to Public Services Council.
  • Develop policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for the website in concert with campus and University of California System policies, e.g., ADA compliance.
  • Ensure ongoing evolution and viability of the Library website.
  • Recommend areas for usability testing and review testing results to determine next steps.
  • Define new tools to enhance user productivity and enable easy compliance with procedures and standards developed.
  • Create task groups to pull in additional Library staff and users for input on specific issues.
  • Update the UC Berkeley Library community regularly of website changes.

Over the next year, the group will:

  • Implement the information architecture created by the Web Services Team as a framework for the new library web service environment.
  • Create and implement a migration plan for essential web content from the existing public facing library website. Measures of "essential" include (1) content necessary for the accurate representation of library institutions, collections and services, (2) content that represents scholarship or resources that are unique to UC Berkeley and (3) content that by some measure of use, size, frequency of updating or other indicator, demonstrates value to the UC Berkeley community.
  • Work with library units to migrate data to new library website, including a review of the content.
  • Confirm and train web workers responsible for Library website content.

Term: Committee members will serve for two years. Appointments are staggered so that half of the committee turns over every June.

Committee year: July - June.
To provide input from all shareholders, the Web Advisory Group will include representation from:

  • Public Services Council
  • each Subject Council
  • Technical Services (Catalog Dept./Acquisitions Dept.)
  • Library Systems Office

AUL Liaison:
Elizabeth Dupuis, AUL and Director, Doe/Moffitt & Subject Specialty Libraries

Lisa Weber (Library Webmaster)

Jennifer Dorner, Social Sciences Council (term ends 2016)
Manuel Erviti, Arts & Humanities Council (term ends 2016)
Lynne Grigsby, Library Web Manager (ex officio)
Cody Hennesy, Public Services Council (term ends 2016)
Julie Lefevre, Affiliated Libraries (term ends 2016)
Matthew Schmitz, Technical Services - Catalog and Metadata Services (term ends 2016)
Casondra Sobieralski, The Bancroft Library (term ends 2016)
Samantha Teplitzky, Sciences Council (term ends 2016)
Bruce Williams, East Asian Library

Meeting schedule:
Second Tuesday, 1-2:30pm, 289 Doe Annex (LSO/LAP conference room)

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