Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'usability'

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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notes from the grounds

October 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Sweet use of wireless devices today at the DeCordova Museum’s sculpture park — many of the sculptures have an extra plaque that has a phone number you can call and various extensions you can dial to learn different things about the sculpture. Loved how this was simple, unobtrusive, and took advantage of technology people already [...]

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discovery interfaces in the Chronicle

October 12th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Chronicle of Higher Ed article on discovery layers in library catalogs. Doesn’t say much I haven’t already seen (although if you have no idea what I mean by “discovery layers” do read it; it’s a good overview). I did like this bit, though: “It’s sort of our answer to, Why it is you need a [...]

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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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