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Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World
(ALA TechSource, 2014-05)
(Library Juice Press, 2018-03-01)
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Behind the Scenes at a Search Engine
An introduction to how search engines work and how they decide what to show on their results pages. Power Point slides for a talk given in York University Libraries' Research Frontiers series.
One Big Library
As Wendy Newman says, it looks like there are many different kinds of libraries (public, academic, school, national, medical, special) but really there's just One Big Library with branches all over the world. We cover the ...