iMarc and Newburyport Public Library Launch New Web Site - New Site to Benefit Community

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iMarc LLC and The Newburyport Library announced today the launch of a newly designed web site, http://www.newburyportpl.org. This is the most significant update to the site since it was first launched in 2001.

iMarc LLC and The Newburyport Library announced today the launch of a newly designed web site, http://www.newburyportpl.org. This is the most significant update to the site since it was first launched in 2001.

This site was provided by iMarc as a public service to the City of Newburyport and the Newburyport Public Library. iMarc consulted on strategy, developed new information architecture, designed the new look and feel and provided all new photography taken onsite. The new site includes a robust back-end content management system that will allow Library staff to maintain site content with non-technical staff. New features include a calendar for Library events, the Reader's Guide with staff reviews and ratings of books, and slideshows for the Teen Loft and the Children's Room.

"We're obviously very happy to give back to the community through our work, particularly considering the fact that the entire Newburyport community benefits from the use of the library and its website," said Nick Grant, Partner at iMarc and Project Manager for the new site. "The quality of the new site is a direct reflection of the effort and commitment of our team and The Newburyport Library team."

iMarc has also provided pro-bono websites for the Custom House Maritime Museum, and the Newburyport PediCabs.

"The Library Board of Directors and I are grateful for iMarc's invaluable donation of services", said Head Librarian Dorothy LaFrance. "Working with library staff, they have created a dynamic and visually appealing website that is user friendly and reflects the mission of the library as the community's information center. I applaud iMarc's management for its generosity and for its professional staff 's commitment to excellence and willingness to meet the needs of the Newburyport Public Library's information seeking website user."

About iMarc LLC
Founded in 1997, iMarc LLC, is a privately held integrated web development and interactive marketing firm located in historic downtown Newburyport, MA. iMarc provides creative brand-building power with leading software development to create unique online solutions that stand out. From strategy to implementation, we combine creative design, leading technologies and rigorous optimization to build strong brands, and improve relationships with customers, employees and partners. iMarc is unique in its ability to create custom web sites and online applications that combine robust database-driven systems with creative, user-focused visual design. For more information please go to http://www.imarc.net.

About The Newburyport Public Library
The Newburyport Public Library offers a full range of services to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the greater Newburyport community within a renovated and expanded historic 18th century Federalist mansion. The Library is a vital and integral part of the community, providing the public with a fully accessible 21st century facility. The Newburyport Public Library is a full member of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC), a network of 35 area libraries. Through resource sharing, Newburyport library cardholders have access to over 3 million items owned by member MVLC libraries. Library staff can assist in locating and requesting materials from other Massachusetts libraries as well as out-of-state libraries when needed. For more information please go to http://www.newburyportpl.org.

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