On December 1, Blue Skyways – one of the orignal State Library websites in the country – will unveil its new look. Skyways has been reorganized and re-focused to increase use by the general public. A joint project of the State Library of Kansas and KU Medical Center, the site originally debuted in late 1995. It has received numerous awards and recognitions, and generates millions of hits each year.
Joshua Motsinger, Lead Web Developer at KUMC for Blue Skyways, has worked with State Library staff during 2009 to create new graphics and site organization. In addition, a new section has been added. “Heritage” offers links to Kansas history, genealogy, Kansas collections, photos, historical markers, museums, and poetry.
A search box has been added to the front page of Blue Skyways to allow direct access to databases, encyclopedias, magazine articles and books for Kansas residents.
The State Library will host a press conference at the Capitol building on December 1 at 1:30 p.m. For more information contact Patti Butcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janie Rutherford, Communications Director, at email@example.com.