The University of Georgia Libraries has launched a website redesign, giving a fresh look and better mobile functionality for patrons and researchers accessing a vast array of electronic academic resources.
The website, located at libs.uga.edu, includes streamlined menu options and updated homepage design to highlight library hours and services, study space options, and special collections events and exhibits. Most of all, the new design furthers the website’s mission to provide access to the Libraries’ electronic resources, which results in UGA students and faculty conducting as many as 11 million annual database searches and downloading 5.5 million full-text articles annually.
“The UGA Libraries website is our gateway to millions of articles, print and e-books, archival materials, media, and the other scholarly resources that underpin research, teaching, and learning across our University,” said Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost. “This redesign ensures that the content, services, and spaces that we provide are easier to navigate for our students and faculty.”
In addition to user experience surveys, interviews, and testing, the website redesign process included accessibility testing provided by the Disability Resource Center.