Pepperdine Libraries Celebrate New Website
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
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Find it. Get it. Use it!
With the start of the new academic term, the Pepperdine Libraries celebrate the launch of a new and improved Web site. Boasting a new user-friendly home page and simplified access to research tools, the libraries aim to provide more direct and personalized academic support to students and faculty in all disciplines. The new site can be accessed at http://library.pepperdine.edu.
“This new resource is more dynamic than its predecessor and provides improved links to both academic resources and engages users with new and changing content,” said Mark Roosa, Dean of Libraries. “It is designed to expand one’s intellectual curiosity while also promoting academic success,” added Roosa.
The site is an entry point into the world of research and discovery with tools like:
- WorldCat Local search and retrieval which provides access to 100 million items
- A broader interlibrary loan service and expedited delivery system
- Pepperidne on iTunesU the diverse audio/video publishing platform
- Real time library hours, news, events, blogs, and featured resources
“We looked at both best practices among libraries and the browsing patterns of our own users in a determined effort to put the most frequently needed information right on the front page where it is easy to find,” says Michael Dula, Director of Digital Initiatives.
The site provides quick access to digital resources like e-journals, e-books, e-reserves, databases, PepWikis, and the beta site for the Pepperdine Digital Collections. Research services are enhanced by subject guides, library liaison services, and the “Ask Us” function, where users to easily connect with a live librarian by phone, email, chat, or text.
“The new website is intended to be a virtual representation of the Library itself,” continued Dula. “It should be your first stop for research–a place where you find the highest quality resources, get help from professional librarians, and actively participate in the larger academic community.”
The enhanced access of the new site, coupled with the support of expert knowledge navigators, makes the launch of this tool significant to all those participating in research, learning, and discovery within the Pepperdine community.
As sanctuaries for study, the Pepperdine Libraries encourage discovery, contemplation, social discourse and creative expression. They provide a global gateway to information, by serving the learning and research needs of diverse users through dynamic resources and personalized service. The Pepperdine Libraries support the unique programs of each school by providing access to over 1 million print and electronic volumes that can be used at home, in the classroom, and on the go. To learn more about the Pepperdine Libraries visit http://library.pepperdine.edu today.