Fall 2008

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Wisconsin’s Water Library’s new Web site debuts

A new Web site for Wisconsin’s Water Library (WWL) provides one place for users to locate resources available through the library. This site combines three earlier sites—the original WWL site, a newer WWL site developed for Wisconsin’s Year of Water, and the Wisconsin’s Water Library for Kids.

The site is intended to extend the reach of the library’s services to residents across Wisconsin and offers new navigational tools to provide easier access to information. “It was our goal for users to have a seamless view of the library and its resources whether they are UW students, residents of Rice Lake, or kids from Racine,” says Special Librarian Anne Moser.

An important tool on the site is the “Recommendations” feature, which allows users to browse reading lists by topic, finding books and Web sites on frogs, fish, the Great Lakes, or water pollution. Any adult resident of Wisconsin can check out books online from the library and pick them up at their local public or university library.

The site was constructed with the help of ASC staff members Tina Yao, Tom Dellinger, Rich Dellinger, Julia Cameron, and Jennifer Champoux.

The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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