My ideal digital project management situation would be made up of several components. First, I would hope to have a state-of-the-art metadata lab with high quality scanners, computers and functional digital content software. My team would consist of someone selecting the best conditioned materials, someone doing the actual scanning and two people to put n … Continue reading Ideal Project Management situation
This blog is in response to one of the readings, “What Skills Does a Digital Archivist or Librarian Need?” While this blog is a few years old, the information in it, still apply today. When reading this blog I began to name a few things, that I thought a digital librarian, or archivist should know. … Continue reading Reading Response
When I worked as a Library Assistant II at Lake Elmo Public Library in Minnesota in 2015-2016, I was initially hired as a Circulation Supervisor and Cataloger. Because the library staff consisted of the Director, several volunteers, and one part-time library clerk, I was the second in command, and as a result my responsibilities consisted … Continue reading Blog Post 3: Learning from Grant Writing ‘fails’.
Looking back over our studies in digital libraries, I have been intrigued with digital preservation and the how’s and why’s that surround the subject. Why is it important that materials become digitized in the first place, and what are the prime decision-making factors for collection development? As Lavoie & Dempsey (2004) point out in their … Continue reading A Look into Digital Preservation with Lavoie & Dempsey (2004)
Week nine’s topic, user experience, immediately reminded me of the concept of Universal Design. That is the marriage of accessibility standards with user centered design practices. The core principal of Universal Design is to create a product that works well for anyone. In order to achieve this goal, the designer must imagine and work with … Continue reading User-Centered Design, Accessibility, and Universal Design in the Web Accessibility Toolkit
Share an experience you have had with user-centered design. Did you lead a usability test? Did you take part in a focus group? What did you learn from this experience? I have had two experiences with giving a usability test for a site with user-centered design. They were quite different experiences but each very educational … Continue reading My experience with usability testing
When discussing the Social Networks and Archival Context resource last week, I couldn't help but think of how interconnected and accessible the web of resources has become to those of us who are aware (or lucky) enough to be in the know. If a person is willing to take the time to search and … Continue reading Blog Post 2: Caught in the Metadata Web