Money.org to be re-launched on Monday night
New software should stabilize website, improve user experience
The American Numismatic Association's primary website, www.Money.org, will be re-launched Monday night, July 16, at approximately 10 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Website users may experience some problems or find that the site is not operating normally for about 60 minutes while the transition from the old site to the new site is completed.
For the past several weeks, users of www.Money.org have experienced a number of problems when trying to access content in the Members-Only area. The work that will be completed Monday night is designed to fix those issues and make for a better overall user experience for ANA members.
The ANA has partnered with a Colorado Springs-based technology company to develop a back-end software package that will power www.Money.org. The goal of this upgrade was to stabilize the current www.Money.org so that members would no longer have problems accessing the content in the Members-Only section, such as the ability to pay dues or readThe Numismatist online.
Besides stabilization, members will notice other improvements to www.Money.org, including:
- The main navigation once again includes a drop-down menu
- The typography has been improved for better readability
- The restoration of the association's online archive of past news releases and financial reports - documents important to the association's recent history.
The ANA's other websites, WorldsFairofMoney.com, NationalMoneyShow.com and ANAPreshow.com, were upgraded to the new software earlier this week.
"Getting Money.org stabilized so that our members can successfully log in, access the Members-Only area and have everything work the way it's supposed to work is just step one," ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin said. "The next step is to begin soliciting ideas from the membership, from the Technology Advisory Committee and from other outside sources to begin building a brand-new website that will offer all the functionality and social aspects that members have come to expect in today's day and age."
Work on the development of a new website will begin immediately and should take around a year to complete, Shevlin said.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 27,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.