When I was teaching English Composition to anxious college freshmen four years ago, I tried to let my students know that they were "reading" all the time, even if they were not reading books specifically. No matter what, they were still interacting with texts in a multitude of forms--internet articles, YouTube videos, audio files, podcasts, … Continue reading Digital Preservation and Hypertext: What’s Next?
We discussed accessibility as part of our UX week in Digital Libraries, which is a topic that has interested me for a while. As I generally say about libraries and information resources, they are fairly useless if they remain inaccessible; this goes doubly for digital libraries, especially because digital technology has the power to make … Continue reading Accessibility, UX, and Digital Libraries
Since I was 12, I've maintained a fairly impressive iTunes collection. What began as a place for me to digitize my CDs has grown into a fifty-plus gigabyte collection that is, frankly, a bit unwieldy to browse through. I've been thinking about the differences between having a digital musical library versus having a physical music … Continue reading Organizing a Digital Music Library