Web Site Redesign

The Library’s web site’s new look went live in January 2013 and continues to evolve. Major content continues to be moved from the old web server to the library’s new YaleSite (run by Yale ITS and OPAC).  Digital Collections and digital search pages will be redesigned in 2014 and will provide tools and templates, so that library staff can easily create web pages that embed digital images from Hydra Blacklight.

The Library embraced accessibility rules defined by W3C in 2005. In 2014 the Library will reexamine the guidelines, and in particular will look at W3C 2.0 accessibility guidelines and how we should implement them. We will look at external sites, which the Library licenses access as well. 

We welcome feedback about the Library's web accessibility.

Web Site Changes Under Review

Library IT staff working on the project

Primary contacts: Kathleen Bauer, Meng Tang


Web Strategy


Completed Spring and Summer 2014

  • Digital Collection Highlight pages
  • Divinity home page redesign
  • MSSA redesign
  • Libguides new subject headings 
  • Personal Librarians look up and web page 

Ongoing Fall 2014

  • Libguides integration with ClassesV2
  • Revised taxonomy for subjects, subject specialists and databases 
  • Fortunoff Video Archive web site redesign
  • Staff Directory
  • News
  • Accessibility review, recommendations to the library for improvements (working with central ITS)

Spring and Summer 2015 

  • Home page refresh (review of links)
  • Addition of unified search link to the home page
  • Maps Pages redesign
  • Exhibits
  • Retire old library web server 
  • Start Libguides upgrade to version 2.0

Fall 2015

  • Libguides 2.0 live
  • Unified Search Box on home page