Tony Medrano, President & Megan Vizzini, VP of Sales, Boopsie
People Spend Most Time on Mobile Devices: 2010, 1/2 hr/day, 2015, 2.8 hrs/day
90% of users’ mobile device time spent “in apps”: native apps vs mobile websites.
- Using whatever works better on the situation at hand.
- Apps can be configured to meet needs; website harder.
- Apps are targeted toward specific purpose (quick)
Are apps a trend, monthly usage? — large growth Continue reading
David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee Co PL (TSCPL), davidleeking
Not just writing — visual web; content: images, video & words; you’re paid to write, if it’s part of your job. Responsibility.
“so let’s improve our words.”
- We’re not writers, like journalists are. (not market-driven writers. Librarians like explaining, details, numbered lists. Trained to write more formally, academic writing style. Narrative format.
- 8 seconds to grab a reader’s attention (2013 attention span study)
Peter Morville, @morville, Slides — including book titles (I want to build a book list of all of his recommendations!)
Books: Info Architecture; Ambient Finadability; Search Patterns; Intertwingled (everything is connected; from code to culture)
Intertwingled has five chapters: Nature; Categories; Connections; Culture; Limits
Peter worked on an evaluation of Library of Congress’ web presence. Very complex. Report written up; brutally honest. Compared to Winchester Mystery House: Fragmentation & Findability; report embargoed. Too sensitive. Trickled up gradually to ex committee & brought back in, and changes made in the web presence. Didn’t go as far as he wanted to. Continue reading
Lee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science, Technology Research, Pew Research Center
@lrainie @pewinternet @pewresearch
“any day spent with librarians is a better day”
FactTank, News in the Numbers
Pew doesn’t take positions on what it researches. Enthusiastic about the audience, not here to prove a point.
What we know: our previous findings, libraries.pewinternet.org Continue reading
The Canonical Entity (of the past) — the card catalog
MARC was not created for online catalogs; it was created for card catalogs. It’s a fundamental flaw. Readable reformatting of MARC isn’t much better
The classic bib record
- a collection of statements
- taken from the piece itself
- sometimes enhanced w inferred parentheticals
- or additional statements not on the piece (eg subject headings)
- where punctuation, which may or may not be present is used (inconsistently) for structure
- We’re dealing with uncontrolled text strings that are only loosely connected to anything else