This article chronicles the website redesign process of a medium-sized academic library using Springshare products, namely LibGuides CMS, LibAnswers, LibCal, and LibWizard, at Stockton University in New Jersey. The project was completed in such a short timeframe and with limited resources that the focus was placed on reconstructing the information architecture (IA) in order to establish the navigation system of the website. The topics of the rationale for the redesign, detailed procedures, lessons learned, and suggestions for future improvement are discussed.
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