Case study: Development of web portals

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In a meeting with a newly created Department of Education office, the LAC Group team learned that staff lacked quick access to pending legislation, local news and other state-level information, which was too time-consuming to search on a case-by-case basis.

The Department of Education includes policymakers, analysts and researchers who must monitor the latest educational news and developments from each state in order to coordinate programs and initiatives.

NLE leadership and LAC librarians proposed the development of 52 web portals – one for each state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – and built a prototype site for review and testing.