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Author Blowers, Helene.
Title Weaving a library Web : a guide to developing children's websites / Helene Blowers, Robin Bryan.
Imprint Chicago : American Library Association, 2004.

Author Blowers, Helene.
Subject Internet in children's libraries.
Library Web sites -- Design.
Web sites for children -- Design.
Alt Name Bryan, Robin.
Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents If you build it -- Our world -- Readers' advisory -- Homework assistance/ reference help -- Programming -- Outreach services -- Their world -- Chapter 2: Innovative sites that work -- Outreach -- Traditional outreach -- Outreach to special populations -- Outreach partnerships -- Programming -- Online stories -- Online books -- Activities -- Summer reading -- Readers' advisory -- Booklists -- Standard booklists: Annotated booklists -- Reviews -- Reviews by adults -- Reviews by children -- Animated reviews -- Homework assistance -- Web directories -- Portals -- Pathfinders -- Tutorials -- Email reference -- Virtual reference -- Live homework help -- Summary.
Chapter 3: Guidelines for engaging young users -- Children & adults -- Designing for kids -- Pre-readers (3-5 year olds): Beginning readers (5- 8 year olds): Intermediate readers (9-12): Young adults (13-17): Content guidelines -- Start out simple -- Focus on content -- Identify your audience -- Tap into children's natural curiosity -- Be fresh and current -- Engage with interaction -- Create comfort -- Navigation guidelines -- Keep the structure and layout simple -- Let children know where they are -- Consider a search feature -- Don't mess with the browser -- Multimedia guidelines -- Provide download information -- Keep introductions short -- Provide children with control -- Use passive animation for longer downloads -- Provide plug-in information -- Use sound to enhance the experience -- Make learning fun.
Chapter 4: Secret ingredients-special considerations -- Privacy-issues and guidelines -- Children's online privacy protection act (coppa) -- Protecting privacy while engaging children -- Polls -- Book reviews -- Registration -- Personalized sites & portals -- Personalizing a one-time activity -- Reference -- Handling photographs and images -- Privacy policy -- Accessibility-clearing the way to the table -- Accessibility standards -- Basic compliance -- Above and beyond basic -- Section 508 guidelines -- Verifying accessibility -- Manual monitoring -- Testing tools -- Maintenance -- Developing a maintenance plan -- Identifying maintenance elements -- Identifying individual maintenance issues -- Identifying tasks & responsibilities -- Streamlining maintenance tasks -- Pulling the plan together -- Building maintenance interfaces -- Updating the site -- Summary.
Chapter 5: Building a team -- Collaborative team approach -- Assembling a project team -- Team leader -- Content creators -- Advisors -- Web developers -- Designers -- Programmers -- Outside developers -- Benefits -- Drawbacks -- Request for proposal -- Formalizing the process -- Developing effective teams.
Chapter 6: creating a recipe for success -- Refining a good idea -- Let the brainstorming begin -- Developing a project plan -- An approach to success -- Storyboarding -- Charting the site's structure -- Directory & naming conventions -- Laying out the screens.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0838998682 (electronic bk.)
9780838998687 (electronic bk.)
9780838908778 (alk. paper)
0838908772 (alk. paper)
0838908772 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 55701454
Additional Format Print version: Blowers, Helene. Weaving a library Web. Chicago : American Library Association, 2004 0838908772 (DLC) 2004001806 (OCoLC)54415346


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