In the spring, we held a competition for those eLib projects that had, to date, produced and mounted their own set of Web pages. The criteria for a good set of Web pages was:
- Simple and pleasing design
- Obvious and logical navigation
- A clear, not-too-technical, description of the project
- Pointers to related resources and services
- Pointers/reference to the project personnel and any other project partners
- Clear contact details
- Compatibility across a range of browsers (or, alternately, browser independent pages)
- Mention of the eLib programme/JISC (i.e. the project funders :-)
Two independent judges looked at a total of 26 Web sites, and decided that the site that most closely matched the above criteria was:
ADAM: an information gateway to quality-assured resources on the internet in art, design, architecture & media
...which is one of the projects from the Access to Networked Resources area of the programme. The judges awarded the Web pages 67 out of 80 points. Nine other projects scored over 60 points, so the competition was somewhat close. Congratulations to ADAM, who will be awarded their prize in the autumn.
The competition is closed, but that doesn't mean that Web site construction/maintenance stops for eLib projects. The majority of eLib projects have their own Web Sites/pages, while the remainder are (hopefully) constructing their own. If you cannot find the information you require about an eLib project from the eLib Web pages (which give a brief outline and contact details for all of the projects), then further information can often be found from that projects own Web site/pages.