Category Library Design

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Looking Critically at Library Specific Web Tools

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 […]

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DIY Brownstone Brooklyn Wreath

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 […]

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A Symbiotic Relationship: Information Architecture and the Semantic Web

Linked open data technology and the Semantic Web open up new opportunities for information architects in the connection, management and publishing of information. Information Architects, in turn, can help to make resources published through the Semantic Web more user friendly. Traditionally, locating and querying information within the Semantic Web has been difficult for general web […]

Halloween

Halloween Posters for the Library

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 […]

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Live Tweeting from SIGDOC 2013

I am live tweeting talks from SIGDOC 2013. Check in on the proceedings @carolynlimadeo.

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Celebrating Banned Books Week at the Library

This week we are celebrating the freedom to read, and illuminating the history of banned and challenged books in the library. The week is starting off with a new blog post I wrote for the freshly updated SFC Library Blog, and a display of books in the library’s holdings that have made it on to […]

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Building a Digital Archive

Digital Archives are easier to create than ever before, utilizing content management systems such as Omeka, Drupal, Collective Access or even WordPress, libraries and institutions can share and organize their collections through the web. Digital archives can turn  300 years of chowder recipes into a resource that historians can utilize to analyze regional cuisines, or a media preservation […]

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Introducing: The Illustrated Library

The Illustrated Library: Daily (or somewhat regular) creative commons illustrations of library stuff. Individuals and academic institutions are welcome to use illustrations on (non-commercial) websites and print materials with attribution.

Library Map

You are here: Rethinking the Library Map

The library map is one of my most used tools at the Reference Desk. Prospective students and their families take copies as they pass through on tour, students and professors utilizing the library from other schools use it to find their way around, freshman locate quiet spaces to study and almost every student who comes […]