Redesigned Penn Web Sites: Improving
Navigation and Access
Library | PennCard | Purchasing | Transportation | UPM
new design of the Library's web site
improves access to resources and services.
The familiar arc and set of red balls
that designate major categories remain,
but have been integrated with new features
which include direct access to resources
through a search feature called "quick
find,"a more effective display
of e-sources, an enhanced Franklin
Catalog search feature on all pages,
mouseovers that provide explanatory
information about links, and important
information and service links on top
level pages. See www.library.upenn.edu/.
official University of Pennsylvania
identification for students, faculty,
staff, and other members of the Penn
community--has a web site with information
on obtaining a PennCard, reporting
a lost or stolen card and accessing
your PennCard photo. There is also
information about PennCash, a convenient
way to make cash purchases within the
Penn community. Links on the left side
of each page make navigating through
the site very easy. See www.business-services.upenn.edu/penncard/.
provides purchasing services in support
of Penn's educational and research
missions. A new feature on their web
site is BEN Knows, a knowledge base
for BEN Financials and BEN Reports.
Also, there are pull-down menus that
provide access to their resources and
services. To see the new design of
Penn Purchasing on the web, visit www.purchasing.upenn.edu/.
Transportation web site assists commuters
with their travel. It provides information
for traveling on or off campus. Features
on this web site include a "commuter
alert" section and mouseovers
with fun graphics that appear as you
select links from the top menus. The
Transportation web site is at www.upenn.edu/transportation/.
redesign of the Museum's web site has
more color and provides more links
on every page to access such things
as exhibit information, becoming a
member, and a calendar of events. The
web site also has mouseovers and a
search feature that provides direct
access to information throughout the
web site. One can also sign up for
E-Musings, UPM's new e-newsletter.
Visit UPM's redesigned web site at www.museum.upenn.edu/.