Redesign Your Library Website

Author by : Stacy Ann Wittmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : A comprehensive guide for all sizes of libraries, this book guides you through the entire process of effectively redesigning your library's website—from evaluating your current site and understanding user needs, to creating a budget, through to launching and maintaining your updated site.


Redesign Your Library Website

Author by : Stacy Ann Wittmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 41
Total Download : 973
File Size : 40,9 Mb
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Description : A comprehensive guide for all sizes of libraries, this book guides you through the entire process of effectively redesigning your library's website—from evaluating your current site and understanding user needs, to creating a budget, through to launching and maintaining your updated site. • Presents an approachable, complete guide that covers all steps in the process of revamping a library website, turning a potentially daunting challenge into a doable project, even for those without technical backgrounds • Describes various ways of handling specific steps for different sizes and types of libraries—from a "DIY" approach to cost-effective ways of hiring outside professionals • Provides an invaluable resource for librarians and library staff members charged with the task of designing or redesigning their library's website as well as for web developers and designers who work with libraries


Academic Library Website Benchmarks 2013 Edition

Author by : Primary Research Group
Languange : en
Publisher by : Primary Research Group Inc
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Description : This report looks closely at how academic libraries are re-shaping their websites. The study is based on a survey of 56 academic library web staffs with data broken out by size and type of academic institution and other criteria. The 160 page study gives exhaustive data about academic library preferences in areas such as use of mashups, library social media sites, website staff and budgets, role of the college and library IT staffs, governance of the website, content entry policies, relations with the college IT and web staff, branding issues, college web conformity issues, preferences in content management systems, programming and scripting, division of web staff time among various priorities, use of blogs, listservs, email newsletters, rss feeds and other communication vehicles, use of and plans for federated search, search box presentation strategy, and use of cascading style sheets. The study also covers ease of use issues for library staff focusing on how easy it is to perform certain website-related tasks such as entry of the same content to multiple site locations, ease of inserting and positioning videos, and ease of inserting tabular materials, among other tasks. Other issues covered include but are not limited to: use of freelancers and consultants, sources of advice, use of social bookmarking tools and much more.


Mobile Technologies For Every Library

Author by : Ann Whitney Gleason
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 72
Total Download : 254
File Size : 40,9 Mb
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Description : If you are wondering what mobile technology adoption means for your library or how to get started, Mobile Technologies for Every Library will answer your questions! This book will detail the opportunities and pitfalls in using mobile technology in libraries.


Optimizing Discovery Systems To Improve User Experience The Innovative Librarian S Guide

Author by : Bonnie Imler
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download : 170
File Size : 46,8 Mb
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Description : Two authors with more than 40 years of combined library experience tap into their wealth of knowledge about discovery and user experience, sharing proven methods for setting up, promoting, and teaching their own discovery systems. • Provides a comprehensive guide that helps librarians make a library discovery system work better for their specific community • Examines how system design and careful fine-tuning can greatly improve system efficacy • Explains how usability and user experience studies should be used to assess and evaluate system performance • Describes how to use UX data to inform tutorials and instruction for more efficient patron research


Academic Library Website Benchmarks

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Primary Research Group Inc
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 52
Total Download : 111
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Description : Academic Library Website Benchmarks (ISBN 1-57440-094-0) is based on data from more than 80 academic libraries in the USA and Canada. The 125+ page study presents detailed data on the composition of the academic library web staff, relations with the college and library information technology departments, use of consultants and freelancers, budgets, future plans, website marketing methods, website revision plans, usage statistics, use of software, development of federated search and online forms and much more. Data is broken out by enrollment size, public and private status, Carnegie Class, as well as for libraries with or without their own web staff.


Technology Handbook For School Librarians

Author by : William O. Scheeren
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 99
Total Download : 701
File Size : 44,9 Mb
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Description : Stay current, meet educational standards, and keep your students coming back again and again by incorporating the latest technologies into your school library. • Includes a web companion that posts updates and keeps readers abreast of new products and changes in the field • Offers a series of case studies to test and challenge students • Addresses technology in the curriculum, including STEM and Common Core standards


Library Information Systems 2nd Edition

Author by : Joseph R. Matthews
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 39
Total Download : 415
File Size : 54,5 Mb
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Description : Information systems are central to libraries, and managing information systems is critical to serving library communities. Both a textbook for LIS courses and a handbook for practitioners, this volume thoroughly addresses modern libraries' challenges of integrating information technology. • Covers all aspects of library information systems within a broad context • Written to be easily understandable and informative to a wide readership, including LIS students, library administrators, and managers, regardless of technical background or knowledge • Fully addresses current practice while also offering a glimpse into future trends in this quickly changing field, helping practitioners and future practitioners keep abreast of the field • Perfectly suited as a text for courses in LIS and as an everyday reference for practitioners


Staffing The Library Website

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Association of Research Libr
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 72
Total Download : 314
File Size : 55,9 Mb
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Systems Librarianship

Author by : Brighid M. Gonzales
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 57
Total Download : 363
File Size : 49,8 Mb
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Description : Systems Librarianship: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers new systems librarians and interested LIS students foundational knowledge about the field of systems librarianship as well as practical information and strategies for common projects like migrating a library system and technology planning. With up-to-date information based on a survey of 200 practicing systems librarians, the current professional literature, and on-the-job experience, this practical guide covers everything a new systems librarian should know in order to succeed in this field. The first half of the book covers background information about the systems librarian position, hiring trends and job searching tips, as well as essential knowledge on library systems like the ILS, content management systems, and emerging technology. The second half of the book provides how-to information for some of the most common and often daunting projects a new systems librarian might be expected to take on, including systems migration, website redesign, technology planning, and project management. Also included are where to find useful resources and support from the library community, such as pertinent listservs, professional associations, conferences, and journals, blogs, and other professional content. Finally, the book features informational interviews with over a dozen systems librarians working in a variety of library types across the professional spectrum, offering their experienced takes and advice on libraries, technology, and the profession. While new systems librarians can often feel overwhelmed and underprepared for their first professional position, this book will serve as a useful resource for navigating the ins and outs of this dynamic and challenging field.


Web Analytics Strategies For Information Professionals

Author by : Tabatha Farney
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 35
Total Download : 713
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Description : Whether you’re gathering information for a department report or planning a website redesign, easy access to meaningful, actionable data is critical. Farney and McHale address the distinctive needs of libraries’ educational mission with specific advice on how to use web analytics in a library setting. Users are given clear explanations of terminology, a glossary for future reference and effective communication tips for reporting results and recommending changes or improvements. Also included: Eight examples of semi-custom and custom reporting Four case studies showing project-specific applications Advice on how to use tools such as Percent Mobile and Google Analytics to complement one another


User Experience Ux Design For Libraries

Author by : Aaron Schmidt
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 45
Total Download : 277
File Size : 49,5 Mb
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Description : User experience (UX) characterizes how a person feels about using a product, system or service. UX design incorporates the practical aspects of utility, ease of use and efficiency to make your web design and functionality decisions with patrons in mind. This results in a better design, a more intuitive interface, and a more enjoyable experience. This book shows you how to get there by providing hands-on steps and best practices for UX design principles, practices, and tools to engage with patrons online and build the best web presence for your library. You ll find out how to conduct a usability test, perform a card sort, make decisions on how to build the architecture of your site, create personas as a cornerstone of your website planning process, create a content strategy, and perform an experience-based evaluation of your site.


Survey Of Policies To Assure Mobile Device Access To The Library Website

Author by : Primary Research Group
Languange : en
Publisher by : Primary Research Group Inc
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 89
Total Download : 885
File Size : 40,5 Mb
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Description : The 100+ page study looks closely at the measures taken by academic, public, and special libraries to assure that mobile devices–iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Kindles and many others–can access the library website easily and fluently. The report looks at the development of new versions of websites specifically designed for mobile access, at use of various paid and open source services and product for mobile device access, and at general library policies designed to ease the experience of mobile device users. The report presents highly detailed data on the extent of library website traffic accounted for by mobile devices, the impact on library resource use of the deployment of mobile friendly information products from vendors, and much more. More than 60 libraries contributed comprehensive data and insights to the report, and data is broken out by size and type of library and other useful criteria


Planning And Implementing Resource Discovery Tools In Academic Libraries

Author by : Popp, Mary Pagliero
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 61
Total Download : 868
File Size : 47,9 Mb
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Description : "This book addresses the many new resource discovery tools and products in existence as well as their potential uses and applications"--Provided by publisher.


The Eleventh Off Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings

Author by : Patrick Mahoney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 39
Total Download : 984
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Description : Learn how to provide better service to distance information users! This book is the result of the conference held in May, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona, focusing on librarians' challenges providing service to nontraditional faculty and students. Respected authorities discuss in detail specific problems—and fresh strategies and solutions—to further promote service to distance information users. Each chapter tackles a particular issue such as collaboration outside the contributor's organization or how services can be monitored and assessed to gauge quality, and fully explains what can be done to address those issues. Each distinguished contribution was carefully selected by a 26-member advisory board using a juried abstracts process. Thorough bibliographies, useful figures, tables, and graphs provide accessibility and clarify ideas. Some of the topics in this book include: the promotion of library services to Native American students the planning and development process of a project to create a Web-based multi-media instruction tool for off-campus graduate students an examination of direct linking tools provided by major aggregators distance learning for the learning disabled distance learning implementation strategies for institutions course management software (CMS) and library services integration a survey of Association of Research Libraries offered services the do’s and don’ts of videoconferencing on and off-campus an eBooks collection study one-on-one research coaching via digital reference service an online tool that assesses students’ research skills and attitudes creating a library CD for off-campus students expanding student and faculty access to information services the collaboration with faculty on electronic course reserves developing assessment questions for services supporting off-campus learning programs providing secure off-campus access to library services beyond proxy servers and much, much more! The Eleventh Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings is an invaluable comprehensive resource detailing the latest challenges and solutions for on- and off-campus librarians.


Next Gen Library Redesign

Author by : Michael Lascarides
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 68
Total Download : 577
File Size : 50,6 Mb
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Description : No.16 in The Tech Set. While technology has changed what we do and how we do it, the library's mission to provide users with teh information they need hs not changed. This concise guide will help you choose and implement the techniques and best practices used by today's forward-thinking libraries to create the best possible patron experiences.


Web Site Design With The Patron In Mind

Author by : Susanna Davidsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 63
Total Download : 238
File Size : 40,5 Mb
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Description : A guide to designing library Web sites covers such topics as defining Web site goals, writing a mission statement, and what to put on the home page.


The Handbook Of Art And Design Librarianship

Author by : Paul Glassman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Facet Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 27
Total Download : 992
File Size : 41,9 Mb
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Description : The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and the historians who study those disciplines. Since the first edition of this title, the world of art and design libraries has been transformed by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media and the release of new standards and guidelines. This new edition, offering mostly entirely new chapters, provides an accessible, fully updated, guide to the world of academic art and design libraries from a range of international experts who reflect current practice at a global level. Coverage includes: case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilitiesteaching and learning, including the ACRL Framework, teaching with specialcollections, meta-literacies, instructional design and cultural differencesdevelopments in institutional repositories, digital humanities and makerspacescontemporary library design, spaces for collaboration and sustainability. This book will be useful reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.


Wordpress For Libraries

Author by : Chad Haefele
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 88
Total Download : 304
File Size : 42,6 Mb
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Description : This hands-on, practical book walks the reader through the entire process of setting up a WordPress website for their library, provides tips and best practices for using themes and library-oriented plug-ins, and contains information on how to use WordPress to create non-traditional library websites.


Making The Library Accessible For All

Author by : Jane Vincent
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 25
Total Download : 219
File Size : 43,8 Mb
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Description : Accessibility is becoming an issue that libraries can no longer ignore. Making the Library Accessible for All provides a holistic guide to accessibility that addresses common issues and gives strategies for responding to unique situations. This book is a single-source guide relevant to all library functions that librarians can easily refer to when planning, remediating, or evaluating for accessibility. It has a unique holistic perspective, as well as an emphasis on perceiving people with disabilities as providing resources to meet a common goal rather than as a population to be “served.”


Redesigning The College Library Building 2013 Edition

Author by : Primary Research Group
Languange : en
Publisher by : Primary Research Group Inc
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 15
Total Download : 184
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Description : This report looks closely at college plans to restructure or alter space use in college libraries. The 190+ page study gives detailed data on college library plans to increase or decrease space for various departments and purposes, how they plan to develop and deploy their capital budgets, which types of projects and purposes are favored for the near future. The report helps librarians to answer questions such as: How many workstations will libraries deploy? Will the number increase or decrease? What about space allocated to information commons? Or to classroom space? What about office space? Collection space? Space for special collections? The report helps its end users to stay on the cutting edge, to find out what library planners are hoping to achieve in the near future. The study also looks at budgets for repairs, and for major renovations and gives data for overall budgets and on a per student enrolled basis. Data in the study is broken out by size and type of college, with separate data for community colleges, research universities, 4-year colleges and those non-research universities that grant MA/PhD degrees.


Your Library Goes Virtual

Author by : Audrey P. Church
Languange : en
Publisher by : Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
Total Download : 521
File Size : 40,6 Mb
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Description : A step-by-step guide explores the concept of virtual school libraries, summarizes the latest information about student and teacher use of electronic resources, and addresses the concept of virtual school libraries in the context of program administration, information access and delivery, and learning and teaching.


The Learning Commons Seven Simple Steps To Transform Your Library

Author by : Pamela Colburn Harland
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 21
Total Download : 971
File Size : 46,9 Mb
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Description : This simple guide provides valuable insights for transforming an out-of-date public, school, or academic library into a thriving, user-centric learning commons. • Includes usable surveys, sample newsletters and library reports, research paper formatting guides, and a highly useful website • 38 figures and photographs of actual resources, user-centered design, students utilizing resources, and web design • Index facilitates quick reference to specific examples on demand


Free Technology For Libraries

Author by : Amy Deschenes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 83
Total Download : 987
File Size : 40,9 Mb
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Description : Free Technology for Libraries will help you discover how you can implement top-notch technology solutions within your organization to create intranets and knowledge bases, conduct webinars and conference calls, manage electronic resources, track library statistics, market your library, and much more, all at no cost!


Fedlink Technical Notes

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 97
Total Download : 472
File Size : 43,7 Mb
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Web Project Management For Academic Libraries

Author by : Jody Condit Fagan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 77
Total Download : 514
File Size : 42,6 Mb
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Description : Managing the process of building and maintaining an effective library website can be as challenging as designing the product itself. Web Project Management for Academic Libraries outlines the best practices for managing successful projects related to the academic library website. The book is a collection of practical, real-world solutions to help web project managers plan, engage stakeholders, and lead organizations through change. Topics covered include the definition and responsibilities of a web project manager; necessary roles for the project team; effective communication practices; designing project workflow; executing the project; and usability testing and quality control. The techniques recommended are drawn from the experiences of the authors and from library and project management literature. The book is an essential text for library staff working as project managers or on web teams, library administrators, library school faculty and students, and web consultants working with libraries. Field-tested web project management guidance grounded in the literature of librarianship, project management and web development Consideration of the special needs of academic libraries Practical, step-by-step guidance for novices and experts in libraries of all sizes


Emerging Technologies

Author by : Jennifer Koerber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 59
Total Download : 798
File Size : 43,9 Mb
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Description : Here’s a one-stop snapshot of emerging technologies every librarian should know about and examples that illustrate how the technologies are being used in libraries today! The e-book includes videos of interviews with librarians that are using them. The videos are available on a web site for people who purchase the print book. The first four chapters—Audio & Video, Self- and Micro-Publishing, Mobile Technology, and Crowdfunding—all look at older technologies reinvented and reimagined through significant advances in quality, scale, or hardware. Many libraries were already using these technologies in some way, and are now able to change and adapt those uses to meet current needs and take advantage of the latest improvements. The two next chapters look at new technologies: wearable technologies and the Internet of Things (simple but powerful computers that can be embedded into everyday objects and connected to controllers or data aggregation tools). The last two chapters—Privacy & Security and Keeping Up With Technology—are all-purpose topics that will continue to be affected by new developments in technology. Each of these chapters offers a brief overview of background information and current events, followed by a list of advantages and challenges to using these technologies in a library setting. The authors highlight the most useful or most well-known tools and devices, then specify how these technologies might be used in a library setting. Finally, they look at a variety of current examples from libraries in the United States and around the globe.


Understanding Your Users

Author by : Kathy Baxter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 38
Total Download : 878
File Size : 54,7 Mb
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Description : Today many companies are employing a user-centered design (UCD) process, but for most companies, usability begins and ends with the usability test. Although usability testing is a critical part of an effective user-centered life cycle, it is only one component of the UCD process. This book is focused on the requirements gathering stage, which often receives less attention than usability testing, but is equally as important. Understanding user requirements is critical to the development of a successful product. Understanding Your Users is an easy to read, easy to implement, how-to guide on usability in the real world. It focuses on the "user requirements gathering" stage of product development and it provides a variety of techniques, many of which may be new to usability professionals. For each technique, readers will learn how to prepare for and conduct the activity, as well as analyze and present the data —all in a practical and hands-on way. In addition, each method presented provides different information about the user and their requirements (e.g., functional requirements, information architecture, task flows). The techniques can be used together to form a complete picture of the users’ requirements or they can be used separately to address specific product questions. These techniques have helped product teams understand the value of user requirements gathering by providing insight into how users work and what they need to be successful at their tasks. Case studies from industry-leading companies demonstrate each method in action. In addition, readers are provided with the foundation to conduct any usability activity (e.g., getting buy-in from management, legal and ethical considerations, setting up your facilities, recruiting, moderating activities) and to ensure the incorporation of the results into their products. ·Covers all of the significant requirements gathering methods in a readable, practical way ·Presents the foundation readers need to prepare for any requirements gathering activity and ensure that the results are incorporated into their products ·Includes invaluable worksheet and template appendices ·Includes a case study for each method from industry leaders ·Written by experienced authors who teach conference courses on this subject to usability professionals and new product designers alike


Library Web Ecology

Author by : Jacquelyn Erdman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 39
Total Download : 749
File Size : 46,5 Mb
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Description : Library Web Ecology is a thorough reference to help professionals in Library and Information Science (LIS) to develop a sustainable, usable, and highly effective website. The book describes the entire process of developing and implementing a successful website. Topics include: managing a web team, developing a web culture, creating a strategic plan, conducting usability studies, evaluating technology trends, and marketing the website. Worksheets and examples are included to help library web professionals to prepare web development plans. Although this book is aimed at LIS professionals, a number of concepts can easily be applied to any organization that would like to develop a more effective website. Provides practical and realistic solutions to website problems Suggests different strategies, giving the pros and cons, so professionals can determine what strategy is best for their library Includes worksheets and examples