An academic librarian with some old-fashioned sense, some newfangled sense, and all-around appreciation for the art of all things informationish. Also voted Librarian Most Likely to be Asked to Star in 'Roadhouse II: The Academic Reckoning.'
Access Services 2010: Session VIII
This is my presentation slot, Mapping, Managing, and Improving Staff Performance. Wish me luck!
ASIST 2017 Panel: Standards and Best Practices Related to the Publication, Exchange, and Usage of Open Data [abstract here]
Mark Needleman (co-chair ASIST Standards Committee)
Intentionally keep a record of NISO votes on the ASIST site, intentionally make public. ASIST site, About,
Standards and Toward Best Practices related to publication and exchange and usage of Shareable (not necessarily open) Data Jane Greenberg
Data Sharing in open environments.
Data sharing advantages - more complete picture, ROI, more data, more experts, data reuse, better insights in to Big Data. Open data: DRYAD, DataOne, DFC, DataNet Federation Consortium, RDA (Research Data Alliance).
Standards for open data and data sharing. project-open-data.cio.gov - editable pages, rich 5.1 on metadata standards for open environment.
Not as active: rd-alliance.github.io/metadata-directory - directory of metadata standards for open data. interdisciplinary, open on github. Came from http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/…
Session 4: IIIF You Can Dream and Not Make Dreams Your Master - IIIF In The Real World - Peter Binkley
IIIF (Triple-I Eff) - provides above the tiled image level, a whole presentation level - a book reader like Internet Archive, but manifest itself is a lovely structured package of info about a digitzed object that can be used for different purposes. Useful beyond the eyecandy of slides.
See http://iiif.io - learn 90% of what you want to know here
About 100 participating institutions in IIIF community like Internet Archive, Getty. Also a github/iiif repository and worth looking in there called awesome-iiif which is the community-maintained list of resources and demos and links, etc.
Goals of IIIF - provide unprecedented level of uniform and rich access to image-based resources for scholars; define APIs that support interoperability between repositories; provides a world-class user experience in viewing, comparing, manipulating, and annotating images. Annotating - very exciting! Use op…
Session 1: The UX of Online Help - Ruby Warren
About 2015-16, web redesign. Back to basics - usability testing was already done, but it was a more fundamental issue. Did interviews about library's website with different user groups - UG, grad students, faculty, regional folks. What they go for, what they do, when it happens. Only when they have a problem that needs fixing and they cannot wait anymore (midnight, weekends, weekend midnights). Needed asynchronous help option. Internally called Help Hub - series of 55 videos and text tutorials arranged according to usergroup (U of Manitoba Libs) built in LibGuides. Usergroup appropriate language.
After 8 months, do they use it? Everybody hates new things. Yes, they did. Spike in September, usage follows pattern of academic year. They're going to it, but does it work? 9 usability tests (high) - ensuring users can get to help area, navigating to tutorials should be intuitive, language makes sense; 35 interviews (12 currently complet…