This is a work in progress! Comments are most welcome.
This is the first step towards a guide for Scandinavian Studies in the University of Michigan Library. Since the University does not offer graduate degrees or an undergraduate major, this guide will aim at a more general audience. I expect users who are beginning students of Swedish (the only language currently taught at the University), or who come from other disciplines and are working on projects related to the Scandinavian countries.
Future tabs include language reference and learning, statistics, and academic resources. Academic resources would include databases and electronic journals, but also point to general histories and country overviews, either online or in the library. Language reference and learning will primarily feature Swedish, but also highlight tools for researchers working in unfamiliar languages.
On the existing tabs, I have several questions:
- Does the plan of having separate boxes for each country make sense? Is there another arrangement that would be easier for the reader? (English language s in one section, streaming audio in another, etc.?)
- Are the government pages too general? Will people be more interested in getting directly to the documents and other specific resources?
- Is there a better English language RSS feed for news from the entire region? Icenews is pretty heavy on Iceland.
Thanks for looking at this guide.