Author Archives: Carolyn Li-Madeo
Throughout the practicum I am participating in a recurring topic of discussion has been the quality of the tools utilized by many public and academic libraries. These tools are often designed and marketed specifically for libraries, and therefore supported only by libraries and their staff. Many of these programs, subscriptions and softwares mimic other more […]
The practicum group used a Qualtrics survey to gather quick feedback on two different interface mock-ups for the EDS project. With an afternoon of planning (mock-up creation and iterative testing of the survey with student participants) followed by 2 hours of guerilla testing in the lobby of Bobst, the team was able to collect over […]
Brownstone Wreath (opens as a PDF) These little brownstones came from a web design project from work (a new home for the Academic Libraries of Brooklyn!), but I though that they would also be a fun thing to print and share for the holidays. Please feel free to make, print, email and share the PDF of […]
The library I work at is big on Halloween and the student workers have been a-buzz about our upcoming Halloween Party since the first weeks of the school year. Generally, holiday festivities are limited to within the library staff but a little bit of poking through the catalog revealed that there’s a lot of spooky […]
Many government funded information sources have been affected by the Federal Government Shutdown, however there are still a few ways to access government information online during the shutdown. Bulk Census Data Downloads: http://census.ire.org/data/bulkdata.html Census Reporter: http://beta.censusreporter.org/ IRS Tax Statistics: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2 USA.gov: http://www.usa.gov/ Available without updates: PACER: http://www.pacer.gov/ & RECAP the law: http://archive.recapthelaw.org/ FDsys limited updating of Congressional Materials and documents necessary to […]
The Federal Government Shutdown has affected the following institutions. These are institutions that serve the American people and citizens of the world by connecting people to valuable information and resources. I will update this list as more websites and institutions are forced to shutdown due to a lack of funding. Please feel free to comment […]
I am live tweeting talks from SIGDOC 2013. Check in on the proceedings @carolynlimadeo.