Does not Meet the Standard
Approaches the Standard
Meets the Standard
Exceeds the Standard
PTS

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Purpose
Purpose could not be deduced or supported by any site features.
Purpose was unclear, but supported or clarified by a few site features.
Purpose is clear and supported or clarified by most site features.
Purpose is clear and supported by all site features.

Navigation
Links do not take the reader to the sites described, moving from page to page is confusing, and content on pages seems unrelated.
Links for navigation take the reader where s/he expects to go, but some needed links are missing or not easy to find.
Links for navigation are labeled, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages, and internal links take the reader where s/he expects to go.
Links for navigation are clearly labeled, consistently placed, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages, and take the reader where s/he expects to go.

Design
Backgrounds, images, fonts, links, and color schemes make the content unappealing, are inconsistent from page to page, and content is hard to find.
Backgrounds, images, fonts, links, and color schemes are more appealing, but still inconsistent and content hard to find.
Backgrounds, images, fonts, links, and color schemes are appealing, consistent across most pages, and the content can be found.
Backgrounds, images, fonts, links, and color schemes are very appealing, draw attention to the content, and are consistent across all pages.

Currency
Pages and links do not include date of publication or date of last edit.
Almost half the pages and links include date of publication and date of last edit.
Over half the pages and links include date of publication and date of last edit.
Every page or link has a date of publication and date of last edit.

Credibility
There are several inaccuracies in the content and there is no mention of authors or site manager.
Most of the information is accurate, but not all include authors. There is a site manager mentioned.
The information is accurate and some include authors. There is limited contact info for a site manager.
All information is accurate and includes authors. Site manager is prominently featured and has listed multiple forms of contact info.

Accessibility
The website looks cluttered or confusing. It is difficult to find needed features.
The website has a usable layout, but may appear too flashy or too simple. It is easy to find most needed features.
The website has both an appealing and usable layout. All needed features can be found.
The website has a very appealing and usable layout. It is easy to find all features. All aspects of the site are used effectively to organize and present the material.

Content
(see criteria within role sections)
Content does not support the role/s of the librarian or provide users with needed information.
Content vaguely supports role/s of the librarian, and provides users with some needed information.
Content supports role/s of the librarian, and provides users with most of their needed information.
Content fully supports role/s of the librarian, and provides users with all of their needed information.





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