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Got the 404 on that?

I loved these collections of 404 pages. You know them. They’re the ones you hit when the page has changed or gone missing or you made a typo in the URL.

35 Entertaining 404 Error Pages

33 More Entertaining 404 Error Pages

So it got me to thinking. What does your library’s 404 page look like? Here’s an opportunity to not look ‘ordinary’ and stand out a bit. And dead ends in searching are a librarian’s stock in trade. You could send a message like these:

“Hit a dead end? Call the library at 800-555-1212”

“Oops. Missing information! Try your library information desk @abcdef”

“404 Page Not Found: If you want to find information just call, tweet, txt, or e-mail the library.”

I am sure you can be more creative. It’s also a great place to use your mascot.

If you’ve got a great 404 page, please tell us in the comments.

Stephen

Posted on: January 18, 2011, 7:20 am Category: Uncategorized