Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications Gets New Look

The Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications has a new look, as does the federal government publications website.

The Weekly Checklist includes a listing of book and serial titles which have been released during the previous week by the Parliament of Canada, federal departments, and Statistics Canada.

As part of the Web Integration Project, the websites of the the Depository Services Program (DSP) and the federal government Publications service have been merged. The DSP, set up in 1927, ensures that government documents are supplied to a network of more than 700 libraries in Canada and around the world that hold collections of Canadian government publications:

"The layout and new look of the home page [of the new merged publications website] has now been designed to make the page more vibrant and visually appealing. The left hand side of the page is sorted by categories, making it much easier to find the exact information you are looking for at a glance. The right hand side of the page provides access to various express links for quick information on selected topics under 'I want to…' The 'Features' category will change periodically to highlight the publications that are being promoted."

"Our new site also provides improved search functionality with faster and more accurate results. We are now providing “breadcrumb” navigation, a technique which has become increasingly useful to aid users in their navigation of Web sites"

The current website of the DSP will be terminated later this year.

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