Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Jason Eiseman (Librarian for Emerging Technologies, Yale) & Roger V. Skalbeck (Associate Law Librarian for Electronic Resources & Services, Georgetown) have published Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010, 14 Green Bag 2d 339 (2011). Here is the abstract:
This ranking report attempts to identify the best law school home pages based exclusively on objective criteria. The goal is to assess elements that make websites easier to use for sighted as well as visually-impaired users. Most elements require no special design skills, sophisticated technology or significant expenses.
Ranking results in this report represent reasonably relevant elements. In this report, 200 ABA-accredited law school home pages are analyzed and ranked for twenty elements in three broad categories: Design Patterns & Metadata; Accessibility & Validation; and Marketing & Communications. As was the case in 2009, there is still no objective way to account for good taste. For interpreting these results, we don't try to decide if any whole is greater or less than the sum of its parts.
The ten best and ten worst law school home pages of 2010 are:
For the 2009 law school home page rankings, see here.
Update: National Law Journal, Law School Web Sites Judged; Some Found Wanting