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Weaving a library Web a guide to developing children's websites
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Chicago : American Library Association, 2004.
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xiv, 197 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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E-Kitap 1382812-1001 Z718.1 .B55 2004 ALA E-Kitap Koleksiyonu

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Eager to feed their curiosity with interactive information, children are becoming more responsive to technology, and many now use a mouse more effectively than a crayon. By embracing the possibilities of the Internet when programming for children, libraries can empower the young with great information while supplementing traditional children's services. These award-winning children's web developers and librarians build their virtual library services starting from the four pillars of children's librarianship: readers' advisory, homework reference help, programming, and outreach. Presenting a wide assortment of possibilities, the authors offer guidance, inspiration, and practical direction--complete with sample screen shots--to:

Create appropriate sites for different ages Develop a project plan, including an "Approach to Success" document Map out details with storyboards and flowcharts Make user experiences easy and fun using mascots, navigation tools, and downloads.

Authoritative and comprehensive, this guide provides sample documents and hands-on help on technical issues--usability testing, dealing with online privacy, monitoring, maintaining, promoting the site, testing for functionality, and using meta tags. Children's and web librarians, generalists responsible for creating online services, as well as school library media specialists, instructors and administrators will find the support they need to design successful websites that serve a whole generation of tech-savvy kids.

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A detailed description of topics and issues involved in designing, implementing, and maintaining Web sites for children. This is not a technical manual, but rather a prosaic list of strategies for building an appropriate site based on anecdotal observations and documented facts with bibliographic references regarding children's learning habits and environments. Librarians evaluate materials, including Internet materials, according to a common set of criteria. This guide provides suggestions that address these criteria, imploring designers to think about age-appropriate usability, navigability, audience, accessibility, and scope. Issues regarding children's privacy and online safety, functioning as a team of designers, engaging young users, and site maintenance are major areas of guidance provided. This book can be used as a beginner's first stop and as a webmaster's companion. It is uncomplicated and easy to read. Several grayscale images, mostly of sample Web pages, are included, but they are very tiny, which somewhat dulls the desired effect. However, the text is clearly written for anyone who wants to create Web sites to engage children in fun/functional online learning/discovery. This book addresses enduring models for learning, guidelines for user engagement, accessibility, and issues that persevere despite changing technologies.-Jodi Kearns, University of Akron, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
1 Kids and the Internetp. 1
Our Worldp. 3
Readers' Advisoryp. 6
Homework Assistance and Reference Helpp. 6
Programmingp. 7
Outreach Servicesp. 8
Their Worldp. 9
2 Model Library Websites for Childrenp. 13
Outreachp. 14
Traditional Outreachp. 14
Outreach to Special Populationsp. 15
Outreach Partnershipsp. 18
Programmingp. 22
Readers' Advisoryp. 34
Book Listsp. 34
Reviewsp. 37
Homework Assistancep. 43
Web Directoriesp. 44
Portalsp. 46
Pathfindersp. 50
Tutorialsp. 51
E-mail Referencep. 54
Virtual Referencep. 56
Live Homework Helpp. 56
3 Guidelines for Engaging Young Usersp. 58
Designing for Kidsp. 60
Pre-readers (3- to 5-Year-Olds)p. 61
Beginning Readers (5- to 8-Year-Olds)p. 61
Intermediate Readers (9- to 12-Year-Olds)p. 62
Young Adults (13- to 17-Year-Olds)p. 62
Content Guidelinesp. 63
Start out Simplep. 63
Focus on Contentp. 64
Identify Your Audiencep. 65
Tap into Children's Natural Curiosityp. 67
Be Fresh and Currentp. 68
Engage with Interactionp. 70
Create Comfortp. 71
Navigation Guidelinesp. 75
Keep the Structure and Layout Simplep. 76
Let Children Know Where They Arep. 77
Consider a Search Featurep. 79
Do Not Mess with the Browserp. 80
Multimedia Guidelinesp. 81
Provide Download Informationp. 82
Keep Introductions Shortp. 82
Provide Children with Controlp. 82
Use Passive Animation for Longer Downloadsp. 84
Provide Plug-in Informationp. 85
Use Sound to Enhance the Experiencep. 85
Make Learning Funp. 86
4 Special Considerationsp. 88
Privacy: Issues and Guidelinesp. 88
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)p. 89
Protecting Privacy While Engaging Childrenp. 91
Handling Photographs and Imagesp. 100
Privacy Policyp. 101
Accessibility: Clearing the Way to the Tablep. 102
Accessibility Standardsp. 103
Section 508 Guidelinesp. 107
Verifying Accessibilityp. 108
Maintenancep. 108
Developing a Maintenance Planp. 109
Building Maintenance Interfacesp. 116
Updating the Sitep. 118
5 Building a Teamp. 121
Assembling a Project Teamp. 122
The Team Leaderp. 123
Content Creatorsp. 124
Advisersp. 125
Web Developersp. 126
Outside Developersp. 127
Benefitsp. 127
Drawbacksp. 128
Request for Proposalp. 129
Developing Effective Teamsp. 130
6 Planning and Organizationp. 134
Refining a Good Ideap. 134
Let the Brainstorming Beginp. 135
Developing a Project Planp. 136
An Approach to Successp. 139
Storyboardingp. 141
Diagramming the Site's Structurep. 142
Directory and Naming Conventionsp. 145
Laying out the Screensp. 146
7 Testing and Evaluationp. 149
Functional Testingp. 149
Code Validationp. 150
Checking Linksp. 151
Performance Testingp. 152
Browser Compatibilityp. 153
Screen Adaptabilityp. 154
Accessibilityp. 155
Usability Testingp. 159
Creating the Planp. 159
Selecting Participantsp. 163
Conducting the Testp. 166
Evaluating the Resultsp. 168
8 Promotion and Marketingp. 171
Helping Your Site Sell Itself: Web Traffic Tricks and Tipsp. 172
The Domain Gamep. 172
Tags: Keys to Searching Successp. 174
Registering Your Sitep. 177
In-Library Promotionp. 179
Print Materialsp. 179
Displaysp. 180
Wearable Promotionsp. 180
Library PCsp. 181
Electronic Newslettersp. 181
Programmingp. 181
Giveawaysp. 181
Links on Library Websitesp. 182
Staffp. 182
Teaser Campaignsp. 182
External Promotionp. 183
Schoolsp. 183
Local Eventsp. 183
Donationsp. 184
Electronic Discussion Lists and Professional Journalsp. 184
Appendixp. 185
Referencesp. 189
Indexp. 191