Category Archives: TTW Contributor: Lee Leblanc

Where to put the emphasis?

The other problem is that for all of the Post’s progress it still seems to regard itself largely as a newspaper that happens to publish its articles on the web, rather than a general media company that happens to publish a paper edition. Sometimes a traditional newspaper article is the best way to cover a story, but often (as in this case) it’s not.”

Sub out newspaper for library, publish for access, best practices for thinking about how a patron uses a library and you can kinda get the idea.  We need to think in new ways.  Libraries can become the new-old place where it’s cool again to ask for help -because it was before right.

Contributor: Lee

Why is visualizing so important?

Palestrant rattled off his ideas...The pair made sense of Palestrant’s fuzzy ideas…Diagrams in hand, Palestrant went to venture-capital funds and returned with $40 million in start-up money. Firms like Humantific, whose founders are designers, apply the same process used in designing sleek MP3 players and ergonomic teakettles to unwieldy intangibles like cell-phone promotions and hospital organization, transforming their effectiveness. Along the way, the field is creating some unusual teamwork between designers and business people.

and

“Kamille Friis, a PhD student at Learning Lab in Denmark, … thesis focused on “Conscious Design Practice as a Strategic Tool.”

Contributor: Lee

Is research changing? getting more green?

89 References,
-21 book or other materials,

68 electronic-based references.

Let’s run down the links:

–> http://www.dothegreenthing.com/
–> http://www.greenmanifesto.org/
–> http://www.greenlibraries.org/
–> http://greeningyourlibrary.wordpress.com/
–> http:/Green_library
–> http://www.librisdesign.org/docs/
–> even the Bronx is getting in on this: http://www.nypl.org/press/2007/greencouncil.cfm

Contributor: Lee.

Help your Scholars?

Help we must:

ScholarsArchive@OSU is Oregon State University’s digital service for gathering, indexing, making available and storing the scholarly work of the Oregon State University community.

Its primary goal is to provide freely-available and long-term access to the historic and contemporary intellectual work that makes Oregon State University faculty and students leaders in research, teaching and creativity. It also includes materials from outside the institution in support of the university’s land, sun, sea and space grant missions and other research interests.

Contributor: Lee.

New: Research You Must Read

Where\'s the other spoon?

I’m introducing a new line of posts at TTW: Research You Must Read. We’ll start with research directly applicable to the work day. This article contains information most of us, if not all, can relate to.

The case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute
Megan S C Lim, research assistant,1 Margaret E Hellard, director,1 and Campbell K Aitken, senior research officer1

1 Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, GPO box 2284, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001, Australia
Correspondence to: C K Aitken aitken/at/burnet.edu.au
Accepted October 9, 2005.
Seriously though, there will be research articles and reports you may want to look at. I heard there’s research being done on using spoons to cut bread. Not sure how that’s going to turn out. It looks promising for those who suffer from Aichmophobia.
TTW: Lee.