Category Archive: library website

Feb 14

VALA 2016 – Day Three – Nancy Proctor, Karen Lauritson and so much more

On Day Three I both chaired a session and presented in another, so there are less notes, but I hope you still find them helpful/useful.   The museum as startup – Nancy Proctor (Baltimore Museum of Art) Startup – human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty – …

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Jun 27

Blog every day of June – Website redesign can be good because….. – Fri 27 June

We are in the early stages of producing our new website. Many of you would know how long and complicated such a process can be, but it has to be done. To improve usability, to give the site a fresh look and to enhance our online services. But some other benefits can come out of …

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Jun 21

Blog every day of June – Mobile device friendly libraries – Sat 21 June

We all know how much tablets, smart phones and similar devices have penetrated our society.  A look around you when you travel, when you’re in a cafe or even in your library, will show many different people working on many different devices. How easy do we make it for our users to use library services …

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Jun 09

Blog every day of June – Great website advice – Mon 9 June

Its always interesting to read the stories, experiences and advice of library web specialists, but never more so than when you are faced with a website redesign. As this is where we are, at present, David Lee King’s recent series of blog posts entitled “Developing an Online First Mentality” is very timely. So rather than …

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Jun 01

Blog Every Day of June – Library website – Sun 1 June 2014

We are looking at moving our entire library website onto our discovery layer.  This is going to be a big job and will be a lot more work than what our current website takes, so why? Because: Our users don’t recognise and/or care that we have two distinct sites – the website and the catalogue …

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Aug 12

Sometimes it takes a different perspective……

I work with our website and our catalogue and other online resources on a daily basis. It know them pretty much backwards and inside out – know where to find things, know what I can change and what I can’t and why.  I am all over it.  Which means that sometimes I am way too …

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Sep 24

VALA Presents David Lee King

Was very happy to be able Friday 23rd September’s seminar in Melbourne with David Lee King from Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, fresh from his appearance at NLS #5 in Perth and Hamish Curry from the State Library of Victoria – presented by VALA: Libraries, Technology & the Future Inc. (thanks guys for organising …

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Jun 28

Mobile accessibility

I have had my eyephone for nearly two years now and I love it. Not necessarily the fact that its an eyephone, but the fact that its a smart phone. The reference librarian in me likes being able to look things up at the spur of the moment.  The nerd in my just likes having …

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Sep 25

The M word in focus

Been thinking a lot lately about the dreaded M word – one that often makes librarians apprehensive and quickly pointing it out as someone else’s job.   I used to believe it myself, but can honestly say that it is no longer true. The M word is marketing.  Libraries have called it many other things, including …

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Jul 31

Day in the life of a librarian meme

Its been a while since I did a meme and I don’t have anything else ready to post yet, so why not.  This one has been doing the rounds a bit and has been interesting to read, with Kathryn Greenhill being the one who tipped me over to do this, with her Meme: What’s a …

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