Library Website Hall of Fame
Is there a library website you are particularly impressed with? You can put a link to it here -- with some comments if you'd like.
- BYU Harold B. Lee Library
- Georgia State University Library
- MIT Libraries
- Williams College Library
- Cornell University Library
- [Ann Arbor District Library]
- Arlington Heights Memorial Library
- Boston Public Library
- Burlington County Library System, NJ
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
- Central Rappahannock Regional Library (AnswerPoint)
- Christchurch Public Library
- Denver Public Library
- Kansas City Public Library
- Marin County Free Library
- Morton Grove Public Library
- New York Public Library
- Phoenix Public Library
- Sala Borsa Library of Bologna, Italy
- Seattle Public Library
- Thomas Ford Memorial Library
- Toronto Public Library
- NASA Headquarters Library Site directory on the front page enables quick navigation.
Successful Re-Design Projects
To view cached pages of a website's previous look, visit: WayBack Machine
Sussex County Department of Libraries, Georgetown, Delaware - New content added, overall design retooled, accessibility and usability incorporated.
Lessons learned: aadl.org 3.0 - overview of what it took to get a successful overhaul implemented.
Accessibility Standards and Guidelines
- W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- Section 508 Standards -- Under the Federal Rehabilitation Act (U.S.)
- State Accessibility Laws, Policies, Standards and Other Resources (U.S.)
- Browser Emulator -- Check pages in a number of ancient browsers.
- html2txt -- W3C's text browser simulation.
- Lynx Viewer -- See how your pages look in a text-only browser. (Requires a blank file named delorie.htm on your Web server.)
- WebXACT -- The accessibility tester formerly known as Bobby.
- Colorblind Web Page Filter
- WAVE Accessibility Tool
- Cynthia Says
- Web Accessibility Toolbar provided by the Accessible Information Solutions (AIS) team at the National Information and Library Service (NILS), Australia (Internet Explorer only)
- Fangs Screen Reader Emulator A Firefox Extension that renders a text version of a web page similar to screen reader output. Helps developers find accessibility issues fast
- Free Accessibility Plugins for Macromedia Dreamweaver: Section 508 and W3C-WAI/WCAG Priority 1 and Priority 2 guidelines checker from UsableNet
- Babel Fish Language Translator
- Jaws Screen Reader (text to audio) for blind people