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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, […]

Hire awesome people, make rad stuff (by TTW Contributor Justin ...


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 […]

Talking Social Media in Libraries on Bibliotech Podcast from TTW ...



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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: http://weareinflux.com/prefab PREFAB THE LIBRARY WEBSITE SERVICE Prefab is a ready-to-launch […]

Announcing PREFAB – Library Website Service


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 […]

Library Usability Studies By TTW Contributor Dr. Troy Swanson




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I am happy to announce the full text of both of my ALA Library Technology Reports are available now at the new TTW companion site The Hyperlinked Library. The rest of the site is currently under construction, but for now you’ll find: Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social […]

Web 2.0 & Libraries Parts 1 & 2 Available Free ...



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http://www.walkingpaper.org/4229/ 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 […]

“Why the QR Code is Failing”


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 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. […]

When “Library” Is Not an Action but an Old Building ...



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                                    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 […]

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