Nice post at the Clio Institute Blog about interactive features. Lots of user-centered stuff here and an eye toward usability. These will make good discussion points for a meeting!
Chris Deweese shared the URL for his Lewis & Clark Library System “Weboratory” Blog, where he discusses some of the innovative projects he’s coding for his system. I wish every library consortium/system/state library could have a team of coders like Chris.
Here’s an route map for deliveries in the LCLS done with the Google [...]
I love the ideas about applications of video in library settings. One of these days we’ll see an official “video podcast” from a library show up in the next incarantion of the iTunes MEDIA Store.
David King has a great post about integrating video into Library Web sites. He lists ten things librarians might [...]
See this for the first 5 factors!
Watch Open Source applications closely
I didn’t bring this out as much as I should have in my post at ALA TechSource, but other folks did which I appreciate! I am fascinated by what’s happening with Open Source and, ILS Vendors forgive me, I would be tickled to [...]
Aaron has been busy! Take a look at the new Thomas Ford Memorial Library page as well as walking paper. Well done!
And, with much synchronicity, Jessamyn has been installing Movable Type 3.2 here at TTW and coding this new space with me standing by in awe. Please pardon our dust as we continue. This [...]
5 Factors for Library Web Site Redesign
This week, as part of Chicago Public Library’s Scholars in Residence Program, Stephen, Jenny and I spent time discussing strategies and planning for a public library Web site redeign.
I pointed the group we were with to this press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/9/prweb285788.htm that I linked to a few weeks [...]
The group assembled for the first presentation of the Public Libraries and Technology Track at Internet Librarian 2005 totally rock. If you are attending the conference, don’t miss this one because hot trends in web design apply to all types of libraries!
In addition, the topic of web redesign is HOT right now. This press [...]
I shared this link with my class at Dominican:
Via Jakob Nielsen, there are many gems here. Pay attention to the “Writing for the Web” bit.
David King shared this with me via IM: this is the current front page for Kansas City Public Library. I applaud the folks behind this change! What this means to me is that KCPL is very aware of presenting timely, important information to their community. Not only are they linking to places to donate, [...]
(Bold is mine for emphasis!)
Library Circulation Surpasses 3 Million
Last year we announced that items circulated during the 2003-04 year passed the 2 million mark. This year, we circulated just over 3 million items. This new circulation record represents a 33% increase and the highest annual percentage of increase in the Library’s history.