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WordPress could be libraries’ best bet against losing their independence to vendors

Libraries are so concerned with being help-desk level professionals that they are ignoring the in-house opportunity for design and development expertise and unable to comprehend the role that plays in libraries’ independence.

February 23, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Benchmarks and Heuristics Reports

Nobody can quite agree on just what user experience audits do. It’s an ambiguity that extends across the table. As a term, it fails to describe its value to client stakeholders. Let me suggest an alternative.

February 15, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Design Committee Power-Play: “You all get an opinion, but only three of you get a say.”

You sell it as part of your design process, but you only bust this out if it appears the organization is dysfunctional.

February 9, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Could Springshare cultivate a developer community?

The value of such community can’t be understated. It sustains a virtuous cycle that if Springshare could model would position them to outlast even the most dug-in integrated library systems.

February 8, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

The library interface cracks a little. Elsevier acquihires Plum Analytics

We’re not talking about UI, here. Elsevier has positioned itself to rely less on libraries. It’s smart, but libraries should pay attention.

February 4, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

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