I have been responsible for fundraising at the Edmonton Public Library for the past nine years so I understand the importance grants have in supporting great work. It was only after reading Committing to Research: Librarians and Grantsmanship, (Arlitsch, 2013) that I realized how important grants have been to driving innovation in North America. Through … Continue reading Grant Funding for Libraries – Encouraging Innovation and Collaboration.
I thought I had a good understanding of usability testing. I have been involved in it as part of my work at the Edmonton Public Library (EPL). I have implemented three website redesigns and usability testing was included throughout. However, my perspective on usability testing improved significantly after reading Lack’s (2007) overview of the subject, … Continue reading Usability Begins at the Beginning
I have to admit it. I feel pretty stupid. I am one of the people who erroneously thought that much, or at least a lot, of the world’s content and history was digitized, or that some record was available electronically to point you to the print/physical piece. Clearly I had not thought about it until … Continue reading Quantity Trumps Quality