The Hoover Institution Launches New Dynamic Website

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hoover Tower & Palms

The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed and significantly renovated website (  In addition to an updated visual design, the website has a new architecture that facilitates site navigation and visitors’ access to the breadth and depth of the fellows’ work in an intuitive way. 

The launch culminates a nearly year-long redesign process that achieved a handful of major objectives.  The website contains tens of thousands of pieces of content organized so that information can be found and discovered in a logical and intuitive fashion, no matter the topic or media format.  The simplified menu improves ease of use by incorporating restructured and streamlined research topics.  Each major policy research topic has its own landing page with a slide show featuring key articles; the research items can be filtered to show individual fellows, subtopics, or particular types of media. For visitors looking for a specific item, a more robust search engine quickly finds content to match the keywords.

“The main objective was to make our scholarly research and tools more accessible to our many audiences. With the enhancements, can now serve as a better platform for expanding the reach of our fellows and elevating the policy debate with ideas defining a free society,” stated John Raisian, director of the Hoover Institution.

The new website also enables visitors to connect seamlessly with and share Hoover content thorough integrated social media and to stay informed with a responsive design that adapts for all devices: desktops, tablets, and smartphones. 

These improvements in organization and site usability allow the site to promote the Hoover Institution’s expanding library of digital content, including a consolidated repository for Hoover’s many digital publications, video series, audio podcasts, and fellows’ blogs.

As befits the second largest private archive in the United States, the library and archives section is being substantially upgraded, making their collections more accessible with search and navigation enhancements that will enable users to filter by region and topic. New behind-the-scenes features will bring the collections to life. As the new pages are finalized during the summer, key content will be accessible via streamlined links, including Searchworks and OAC portals, information for visitors, and social media.

The website has been updated with a modern look and feel, aesthetically supporting the relevance of fellows’ research to contemporary policy work.  The expanded “About Hoover” section uses an interactive time line to guide visitors through the Institution’s unique history and legacy, demonstrating our  stature as a public policy research center.

About the Hoover Institution:  The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity and secure and safeguard peace for America and all mankind.

Jenny Mayfield
Director of Media Relations
Office of Public Affairs
jennymayfield [at] (Jenny Mayfield)