Archive for March, 2009

CIL Notes: Next-Gen Digital Reference Tools

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Reference 2.0 is mobile, digital, and social. We need to maximize the combination of these. –Joe Murphy Breakneck tour of the state of digital reference. I’m a little overwhelmed by Madeline Kriescher (implementation strategies), Joe Murphy (futurecasting), and Jan Johansson’s (data and visualization) state of the industry. The whole thing leaves me with a lot […]

CIL Notes: Library Without Walls

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Day 2 of Computers in Libraries begins, and amazingly enough I’m still standing. So much information, so much networking, so much scrabbling for the precious resource that is hotel wi-fi. Tuesday’s CiL began with a conversation between Shanachie Erik Boekesteijin and Paul Holdengraber, Director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library. People are […]

CIL Morning Session: Website Redesign Pitfalls

Monday, March 30th, 2009

“Cut-and-paste should die, probably.” -Jeff Wisniewski When is the right time to re-do your website? Is the “dramatic overhaul” method actually detrimental to your site’s usability? Presenter Jeff Wisniewski seems to think so. Take a look at an overview of some of the most common mistakes made by library websites and web designers. It’s important […]

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