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Why your website stinks - 2 views

    All too true.
Sara Thompson

Information Technology and Libraries: Vol 31, No 1 (2012) - 1 views

  • Articles

    Copyright: Regulation Out of Line with our Digital Reality? PDF
    Abigail J. McDermott 7-20
    Library Use of Web-based Research Guides PDF
    Jimmy Ghaphery, Erin White 21-31
    Investigations into Library Web-Scale Discovery Services PDF
    Jason Vaughan 32-82
    Usability Test Results for a Discovery Tool in an Academic Library
      First open-access e-version issue
    Sara Thompson

    Nobody cares about the library: How digital technology makes the library invisible (and... - 1 views

    • Yet, while it is certainly true that digital technology has made libraries and librarians invisible to scholars in some ways, it is also true, that in some areas, digital technology has made librarians increasingly visible, increasingly important.
    • The invisible library
    • Let me offer three instances where the library should strive for invisibility, three examples of “good” invisibility:
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    • Search:
    • APIs and 3rd party mashups:
    • Social media:
    • The visible library
    • Focus on special collections
    • Start supporting data-driven research
    • Start supporting new modes of scholarly communication—financially, technically, and institutionally.
    • Here I’d suggest tools and training for database creation, social network analysis, and simple text mining.
      Skip the first bit about the Chuck clip - not important and too long. Scroll forward to the part starting with "The Invisible Library" -- excellent food for thought about the roles we play. 
    Mark Lindner

    Organization Monkey » "Libraries should get specific in our promotions" - 0 views

    • Fry, Amy, and Linda Rich. 2011. Usability testing for e-resource discovery: How students find and choose e-resources using library websites. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 37, no.5: 386-401.
    Sara Thompson

    Design New Site | - 1 views

      A step by step guide to a website redesign process. Some great food for thought!

    Internet Librarian 2011: Developing a Mobile Presence: Mobile Web, Usability, and Devices - 1 views

      Not exactly relevant, but an interesting read.
    Sara Thompson

    Usability Testing With Card Sorting - 1 views

      Descriptions of different kinds of card sorting, using blank page templates as part of the card sorting process, finding people, and other good tips.
    Sara Thompson

    Advanced Common Sense - Rocket Surgery Made Easy - 0 views

      includes a 20-minute video of a demo user test - has just about the perfect script for any user test.
      Pretty please watch the video before our next web meeting! It's really good, but requires listening so get comfy in a quiet place. :-)
    Sara Thompson A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or... - 2 views

      Recommended by a librarian / programmer friend as a good project management and site redesign handbook.
    Sara Thompson

    Library Terms That Users Understand - 0 views

      "This site is intended to help library web developers decide how to label key resources and services in such a way that most users can understand them well enough to make productive choices. It serves as a clearinghouse of usability test data evaluating t
    Sara Thompson

    Tree Testing - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design - 3 views

      • Sara Thompson
        Seems like we could do a form of tree testing with patrons. The question will be, what tasks do we give them? And what categories do we propose for the tree topics? 
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