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The Problem

Winner of America’s Star Libraries in 2011 and special mention in Library Journal’s Library of the year 2013, OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY was facing difficulties in maintaining their website. Being the oldest community in America, OCL has been transforming lives through the power of information, stories, and knowledge over the last 89 years.

With 21 branches conveying specific information in different locations, each branch wanted to feature its own front page to serve a larger local audience. Since it helps all kind of audiences, it needed a layout that could appeal to everyone. Therefore, OCL needed a responsive and flexible design that could support the content migration of 20 different categories present on the website.

In short, they needed a new site with a modern design and improved functionalities. In search of affordable website service providers, OCL came to CMS Website Services. 

The Solution

We built and designed a Drupal website for OCL and ensured easy access to all of their 20 categories, buttons, tabs, links, etc. We also redesigned their homepage and highlighted all 21 library branches in a limited space.

We added links to Google Maps to ensure that the site is navigable when accessed on any device. Each required element was fit into the right place so that it improved the layout of the website. 

To make their site more intuitive, we integrated third-party apps and software, including: calendars, catalogs, etc., with our Drupal integration services. We also migrated all of their content quickly and efficiently.  

In short, we took every challenge head-on and gave their site a new look, design, CMS and security features.

Website Features

  • High Responsiveness: The website runs on all platforms like Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Ubuntu, etc.
  • Easy Content Management: Displays content efficiently and beautifully in different web layouts. Content migration was successful!
  • High Securities: It resolves various security vulnerabilities for a secured online business.
  • Ease of Integration: The website has online content selling and online payment with plug-in integrations.
  • Multilingual accessibility: The website offers translation in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.

Results

David Evans, Head of Technology in OCL said, "Our donations have increased since launch, as the improved layout makes it easier for users to find the information they’re looking for. We’re better connected to the community and now able to highlight services that the public wasn’t aware we offered. We’ve presented the site to freeholders who are also impressed with the improvements. Internally, we have significantly more control over our new site. It interacts with our calendar and catalog without the need for third-party software, and the intuitive management system allows us to make changes easily, providing room for growth."

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