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(Library Juice Press, 2018-03-01)
A Modest Proposal for a More Efficient Organizational Decision-Making Effectiveness Structure at York University Libraries
I propose a new committee to speed up decision-making and increase organizational effectiveness. I realize there will be objections to the creation of yet another committee, but please read on: this committee obviates the ...
Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World
(ALA TechSource, 2014-05)
Usability Testing of VuFind at an Academic Library
The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of an academic library's implementation of a discovery layer (VuFind 1.0 RC1) as a next-generation catalogue, based on usability testing and an online survey.
Divisiveness, Communication Failure, and Boundary Wars as Tragicomedy
Reference librarians are whiny and demanding. Systems librarians are arrogant and rude. Users are clueless and uninformed. A new discovery layer means that they need to collaborate to build it and then--the next ...
What We Talk About When We Talk About FRBR
When vendors talk about FRBRization they usually mean grouping manifestations into works. When we talk about FRBR, we mean something far richer and rewarding. What FRBRization algorithms are available and in use now, how ...
At Their Fingertips: Customized Library Resources in Course Management Systems and Student Portals
Portals and Course Management Systems such as Moodle bring together resources students need. Why not also include library resources to increase library-student communication? York University librarians have capitalized ...
FRBR and the History of Cataloging
(Libraries Unlimited, 2007-11-30)
An explanation of where FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) comes from, given by a look at the work of librarians such as Panizzi, Cutter, Ranganathan, and Lubetzky, and an examination of four themes ...
After Launching Search and Discovery, Who Is Mission Control?
Reference librarians are whiny and demanding. Systems librarians are arrogant and rude. Users are clueless and uninformed. A new discovery layer means that they need to collaborate to build it and then — the next ...