KYVL is pleased to announced the launch of our new website! At this time, most relevant content from the old site has been migrated to the new one. However, the old site will remain available through the end of July to help ease the transition.
Why the change?
For some time, we have felt that our site could be more user-friendly and task-oriented and we have designed our new site with these goals in mind.
We’ve also added a number of features that we believe will improve the experience for all our users. Here are the highlights:
Now, users can reach any major section of the site from any other page on the site simply by using the navigation bar at the top. No more compulsive clicking of the “Back” button; no more getting lost; and no more being forced to go back to our homepage and start over.
Help Center and Ask a Question form
KYVL’s new customer management system will let us serve our patrons needs better. Users can now search through our answers to frequently asked questions or submit a question of their own. The Ask a Question form will automatically route questions to the KYVL staff member best equipped to answer them. No more trying to guess who to email about a particular issue.
Internet Research Guide
The Virtual Reference Desk has become the Internet Research Guide. We believe that the new title better indicates the purpose of these pages.
Kentucky Resources Page
Many users, including citizens of other states, come to the KYVL looking for genealogical information or information specifically about Kentucky. As part of the new site, we have created a page centered on Kentucky resources, including links to the Kentuckiana Digital Library, KYVL’s Kentucky Stats pages, the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives and other sources of information about our Commonwealth.
Finally, KYVL has created this blog to help us communicate KYVL news in a timely fashion AND to archive that information in an accessible format.
As always, we welcome all feedback regarding the new site. Please submit your comments and questions via our Ask a Question form and choose “Website Comment/Inquiry” from the Topic drop-down menu.
Have a great day and enjoy exploring the new site!!