The new release of Site.Solution was engineered in response to extensive feedback from library officials nationwide who found that the way in which librarians and patrons interact has changed fundamentally within the past 2 years, largely as a result of the explosive growth in Internet availability and usage. “Thanks to the Web, the resources of today’s library can now extend throughout the community,” said TLC CEO Annette Harwood-Bakhtiar. “However, while patrons have come to expect library information to be accessible around the clock, most libraries are not able to afford a trained, dedicated staff professional whose primary mission is to create and maintain a professional Web site. When you factor in the added demands of graphic design and Internet coding, it’s simply too specialized a task for most libraries.”
To meet the growing need for high-performance, low-cost Web sites, Site.Solution was substantially updated. Among its many enhancements, the new release allows a Webmaster to add and remove pages, or upload images—all with just a few clicks. In addition, the librarian can use a Site Style Tab to quickly change the appearance of a Web site and select from a Predefined Pages feature to utilize pre-formatted Web pages that can be fully edited.
Users can also easily update a calendar of events and add single or multiple branch contact information through a user-friendly Contact Page. The updated e-mail page allows users of Site.Solution to change the main recipient’s e-mail address and carbon copy as many recipients as required. Examples of libraries using Site.Solution can be seen at http://www.tlcdelivers.com/tlc/virtual/sitsol/htm.
Harwood-Bakhtiar said: “Combining the resources of a library with the search and distribution of the Internet presents an incredible new paradigm for expanding the relationship between librarian and patron. Site.Solution uniquely makes this possible with a minimal commitment of time and expense—and will allow librarians more time to focus on their core mission.”
Source: The Library Corporation, Inwood, WV, 800/325-7759; http://www.TLCdelivers.com.
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