Yesterday I was reading Breaking Up With Libraries by Nina McHale. I had a few thoughts. First and foremost, I was bummed that our profession was losing such an amazing and talented person. Nina has done amazing work for libraries and she will be sorely missed in this field. Secondly, this one passage of Nina’s [...]
I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Bibliotech Podcast. We talked about social media in libraries, library website design, libraries as loosely coupled systems and other topics.
Social Media in Libraries (here’s a link to the show notes: Bibliotech 26 show notes)
Troy A. Swanson is Department Chair and [...]
Are you struggling with an unfriendly or dated library Website? Not have the staff or big budget to do a lengthy overhaul? Look no further than PREFAB. Do not miss this incredible offering from Aaron Schmidt and Amanada Etches, aka INFLUX:
PREFAB THE LIBRARY WEBSITE SERVICE
Prefab is a ready-to-launch website designed for libraries.
If you are involved with managing a library website or social media, usability studies should be vitally important to you. My library has conducted several usability tests over the past decade, which provided input for major website redesigns. I thought it might be useful for those new to usability testing to post my library’s documentation [...]
The Pierce County Library System has a mobile catalog for your mobile device. Now you can take us wherever you go!
Aaron Schmidt shares a quote http://www.imediaconnection.com/article_full.aspx?id=30267 by way of John Gruber:
People will not adopt a technical solution that serves to replace a manual task, if that solution is less efficient than the manual task it replaces. How could we think that QR codes for marketing would work any better than CueCat? Did we not [...]
I have heard reports of the demise of libraries and librarians since I first entered library school over thirteen years ago. I tend to not pay much attention to them, but in the last few months a couple articles followed by personal experiences have caused me a bit of concern. The first was Rick [...]
I am thoroughly enjoying this issue of Library Technology Reports by Kyle M. L. Jones and Polly Alida-Farrington. Read the first chapter here to get a taste of the useful, practical and engaging work. Kenley Neufeld and I have [...]
Eva Norling at the BTH Library tells me they are showing the video in the library now and the Web version will include music.