|Thomas C. Wilson
Associate Dean for Library Technology
University of Alabama
Since 1982, the Bibliographic Committee of the Alabama Library Association has compiled brief biographical bibliographic information on authors with a connection to the state of Alabama to support research and interest in Alabamiana. Originally, the compiled work was a printed document, later it was entered into a computer file, and then eventually placed on the Web as individual HTML files hosted by Auburn University. In mid-2007, with staffing changes, a desire to update the look, and the need to streamline site management, the Bibliographic Committee sought to find a new host for the service. The University of Alabama Libraries proposed to host the site using blog technology to manage and deliver the service. On January 31, 2008 the new site went public offering a new design and a variety of features that make it more usable and more easily maintained by the Committee. This presentation will provide an overview of the process undertaken, the decisions made to affect the change, and possible future developments.