Concordia University – Portland turned to the IR when they wanted to showcase growth, community engagement, and congruence with their university’s branding. Like Western University, who trumpeted their ability to satisfy funding mandates through a new IR design, Concordia IR’s recent redesign highlights its strengths.
Amy Coughenour, Distance Education & Reference Librarian at Concordia, spoke about their dynamic new look sharing campus architectural drawings in their banner which present the library as part of the campus community. “We chose to move forward with a redesign because we’ve been experiencing growth in our collections, both in number of works and in variety of disciplines being represented. We wanted to showcase the diversity of our collections while indicating that our IR is still growing. We also improved navigation and we updated some of the branding elements to match our university’s website.”
You can redesign your IR for free every year in addition to free redesigns of journals, conferences, and more. To put a shiny new design in place, simply contact your bepress Consultant or firstname.lastname@example.org.