On Mar 28, 2018, at 10:47 AM, Elizabeth Leonard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Who makes the decisions about content on your website? Who decides what posts or information is placed prominently? Do you have policies written to respond to these issues?
> Elizabeth Leonard
> Seton Hall University
:-D Here at Notre Dame, the short answer is, “Everybody”. The longer answer is, “It is a collaborative effort.”
There are different types of content, and different people make decisions about it. Content of an bibliographic and instructional nature is often manifested as a set of LibGuides. For the most part, subject specialists edit this content. The folks in Special Collections create exhibits. They do lot of “fill in the blank” sorts of data entry against a locally written database application. Administrative information is created/manifested by querying various institutional databases. The collection is more or less provided access via the integrated library system. Then there is the institutional repository with content supplied by both the Libraries as well as individuals outside the Libraries.
Who decided what information is placed prominently? I think there is/was a team who articulated these things, and those people made the initial decisions. I’m not sure to what extent they have ongoing work. Once the information architecture was “done”, things were made a part of workflows.
Written policies? There are written policies for the LibGuides, but I don’t think there are written policies for other things.