Thanks to the Internet Archive and their Wayback Machine it is possible to view, among other things, what the web used to look like. Here's the library website from 1996, back in the infancy of the World Wide Web:
It was just a year and a half earlier that the World Wide Web Consortium was founded by Tim Berners-Lee, the guy who invented the Web.
Back in 1996 most of our subscription databases were on CD-ROM:
Database searching via the Internet was just developing.
Two years later the library website design hadn't change all that much. We had added new databases and organized more links. By now our databases had all moved to the Web, except the Oregonian. It was still on funky CD-ROM. Here's the home page in December 1998:
Plug in a website address in the Wayback Machine search window and find an archive of a web page the way it used to be. Much of the UCC Library website "look" changed in 1999:
In 2001 it had a makeover along with the rest of the UCC website:
This design hung around until 2006. The list of databases grew longer and the list of links on the home page grew:
The whole college website had another makeover in 2007:
And again in 2010:
The Wayback Machine has no 2009 or 2010 archive for the library. Yet.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
And congratulations to everyone else who survived finals week. This week (June 14-17) the library and campus switch to a 4 day week for most of the summer. The library is open 7:30 am to 5:30 pm for the week. When summer term begins on June 21st, the library will be open 7:30 am to 9 pm, Monday through Thursday.