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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

How do you reasonably gut-check the timeframe of a project?

This is an every-industry kind of a problem, because there’s just not a lot of good advice about how to shop for web work.

February 3, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news

@prarieskygal: Related to the assignment on fake news: http://theconversation.com/the-challenge-facing-libraries-in-an-era-of-fake-news-70828 In recognition of a dynamic and often unpredictable information landscape and a rapidly changing higher education environment in which students are often creators of new knowledge rather than just consumers of… Continue Reading →

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The opportunity and danger around library vendors selling design services

Even with design-thinking on their radar, it’s likely this kind of expertise doesn’t scale easily to the volume of resources libraries maintain. So, that’s the vendor opportunity.

February 1, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield
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February 1, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Digital Technology as Affordance and Barrier in Higher Education

@stephenfrancoeur: This new book is written by colleagues of mine in CUNY. ¬†Both are librarians who have ¬†conducted ethnographic research into the ways that CUNY students use technology. I’ve learned a lot from their presentations and articles over the years… Continue Reading →

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I want to redesign LibUX, so I am going to blog the whole process.

This website needs a little more wiggle room. So, I am going to build something new, to purpose – and write about it right here.

February 1, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Library vendors should gamble on taking ethical stances. They’re good for business.

This is not just a sign of the times but a trend carried by the momentum of aggregation theory, which describes how the user experience has become such a dominant force shaping the success of businesses.

January 31, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

What users expect

We imagined a discovery layer that would look and feel like an online store.

January 29, 2017 by Trey Gordner Trey Gordner
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