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Weaving a library Web : a guide to developing children's websites

Author: Helene Blowers; Robin Bryan
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2004.
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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. Children's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blowers, Helene.
Weaving a library Web.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2004
(DLC) 2004001806
(OCoLC)54415346
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helene Blowers; Robin Bryan
ISBN: 0838998682 9780838998687 9780838908778 0838908772
OCLC Number: 55701454
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
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.
Responsibility: Helene Blowers, Robin Bryan.

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