The collection of the Resource Center for Volunteer Organizations (RCVO) has recently come under the management of Volunteer Alberta. The resources, which focus on the volunteer and nonprofit sector, are available at http://rcvo.org and are hosted by Andornot. While the collection itself has not changed a great deal from under its previous management, the website interface has been completely redesigned and features a lively new look.
The site uses the Umbraco content management system to allow RCVO staff to easily add and modify site content. Andornot assisted RCVO in the selection of a website design and its development. Access to the collection is via the Inmagic WebPublisher PRO search interface, with quick and advanced search screens. A popular feature are the pages of canned searches available as Quick Subject Searches on the quick search page. An RSS feed is available on the new catalogue additions and Google Book Covers and links augment the site.
A user searching the collection can add items to a cart as well as bookmark or copy the link for each item via its permalink. The RCVO collection continues to be part of the Canadian Non-profit Library Network along with Imagine Canada and Volunteer Calgary making its combined collection the largest source of materials for this sector in Canada. RCVO staff commented:
“We have long been working on a website update, and are pleased to have it available for the nonprofit/voluntary sectors. Our ability to link with Imagine Canada and Volunteer Calgary’s library collections makes us an excellent hub for information relevant to the nonprofit/voluntary sector.”