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Designing a Web-based desktop that's easy to navigate

Computers in libraries [April 2000]


Abstract: Discusses how the staff at Kansas City Public Library of Kansas City, MO developed a Web-based computer desktop to address challenges in the delivery of computer services to customers. Notes that through extensive planning, creative problem solving, and multiple stages, a solution was implemented that addressed existing problems and provided a flexible future platform. Says that the decision was made to create a new Web-based desktop utilizing Internet Explorer 5''s kiosk mode to provide a unified interface; to hide the Windows desktop from the end-user; to allow for consistent branding across all library print and electronic materials; and to provide a flexible architecture for future updates. Describes how the plan was created and the prototype was developed, the rollout and feedback processes, and the design of a children''s version of the interface. Contains four screen displays, one code listing, and one sidebar.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Computers in libraries
Publication Info:Volume 20 Number 04
Issue:April 2000
Publisher:Information Today
Place of Publication:Medford, NJ
Notes:Issue Theme: Planning for Your Upcoming Tecnological Needs
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Libraries: Kansas City Public Library
Subject: Library public workstation security
Record Number:8601
Last Update:2020-05-22 13:24:11
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00