Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'opacs'

all the news that’s fit to print (but not find)

June 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Man, speaking of techie patrons not liking an interface… Someone in a web community I frequent linked to a newspaper article, noting that you could only read the first bit for free and the rest was paywalled. I thought, hey, I *totally* bet you could read that for free online through the library site. So [...]

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Guest post: Notes from a techie patron, part 1

June 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

One of the recurring themes of my library science education has been that I see conversations about information all the time — some at school from a library perspective, and some at home from a computer science perspective; as a dot-com-era engineering school graduate married to same, I have a social circle dominated by software [...]

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data mining for fun and…

November 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

That slideset yesterday was funny, so I’ve RSSed the guy’s blog. Liked this recent post about data-mining your circ records. His university now has a recommender system (both “people who liked this book also liked” and “people in this course of study tend to like”) and a course-of-study-specific search functionality (nursing and law students want [...]

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lipstick, cowbells, and serendipity!

November 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Hilarious slideset on library 2.0 OPAC features with a great subtitle — “Utilising Web 2.0 in the OPAC: lipstick, cowbells and serendipity.”.

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“why google and apple win and you don’t”

October 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

This cartoon doesn’t realize that it’s making the same claim as discovery interfaces and other current OPAC design thinking, but it is.

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