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 April 20, 2004 [posted]
 
 
 New Look for NLM Web Site Coming Soon
 
 

drop cap letter for t he National Library of Medicine will be releasing an entirely new design and modified organizational structure for its main Web site, http://www.nlm.nih.gov, on May 10, 2004. These changes are a result of extensive usability testing and consumer feedback. The new design retains many elements of the current site, but now features:

  • a more attractive and compact home page;
  • a carefully tested organization of data designed to help users find information;
  • quick links to popular resources;
  • "portal" pages for the public, health care professionals, researchers, librarians, and publishers;
  • up-to-date news on the home page;
  • a top navigation bar including a search box on every page; and
  • a printer-friendly version option on many pages.

No URLs will change as a result of the redesign, and the site will download faster than before. For more information on features of the new design go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/nlmredesign.html. As always, NLM welcomes any comments and suggestions about its Web sites by email or phone at 888.346.3656 or 301.594.5983 (local and international calls).



By Susan Fariss
Public Services Division

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Fariss S. New Look for NLM Web Site Coming Soon. NLM Tech Bull. 2004 Mar-Apr;(337):e6.

 


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