The Web Management Committee (WMC) -- in cooperation with the rest of the Libraries -- needs to decide exactly what we want the website to accomplish, and formulate a navigation scheme and information architecture to support those goals.
I've been thinking a lot lately about the Libraries sites content strategy (some excellent background is here: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/thedisciplineofcontentstrategy/).
The entire article is worth reading, but there are 2 closely related ideas mentioned that I think we should give serious thought to. Those are:
- key themes and messages
- content purpose
What is our message?
To find our message, let's look at the Mission Statement and part of the charge of the WMC: