Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th April 2015
Creating a Library App: Things to Know Before You Go Mobile
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11AM-12PM PDT
Registration link: http://www.cla-net.org/?861
Mobile apps are a popular topic in libraries. But what does it take to create one and what kind of programming can you do with apps? Is an app the right solution, or should you create a responsive website? What is the process like, and what resources are needed? How do you manage privacy, security, and legal concerns? Who do you need to get the job done, and what skills should they have?
These are all important questions that should be asked (and answered) before you think about creating a mobile app. Learn from expert panelists from libraries and nonprofits who have created, developed, and managed mobile apps for their organizations. Panelists will share practical advice and information based on experience, as well as helpful tools and resources.
Participants will learn:
- The difference between a mobile app, a mobile site, and a responsive site
- Three important considerations when deciding whether or not to create a mobile app.
- Five tips for approaching the design of a mobile app, mobile site, or responsive site.
About the Presenters
- Stacey Watson is the Senior Librarian and certified scrum Master in the Digital User Experience Department at the Denver Public Library. She oversees the user experience and content strategy for the library’s websites, online catalog, and digital services. Most recently she and her team developed Volume, a responsive website featuring hand selected albums by local artists.
- Anna Jaeger and her team at Caravan Studios create mobile apps that are designed in partnership with nonprofit and community-focused organizations to meet the needs of their constituents. Anna has been a frequent speaker on nonprofit and environmental technology since 2007. Prior to her work with Caravan Studios, Ms. Jaeger was a founder and co-director of TechSoup Global’s GreenTech initiative and the director of TechSoup Global’s IT Engineering department.
- Ani Boyadjian has been a working librarian since 1990. An LAPL staffer since 1996, she is now Research & Special Collections Manager at the Los Angeles Public Library, where she also oversees the Library’s Digitization efforts. She most recently spearheaded the development of the ARchive LAPL app in a partnership with USC and app developers Neon Roots, to use augmented reality to tell stories about the historic Central Library.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th February 2015
library approach to information literacy. or WHAT IS information literacy?
is it the 90-ish notion of standing up in front of bored class and lecturing them how important is to use the online databases, which the university subscribe for
52% of teens use YouTube or other Social Media sites for a typical research assignment in school:
slide 29 out of 56:
Should information literacy be about digital literacy? Geo-spatial knowledge?
Should information literacy include videos? Games?
Should information literacy be multiliteracy? Transliteracy?
This is what Gen Z will expect from information literacy in particular, from library and education in general:
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th February 2015
Experts as facilitators for the implementation of social media in the library
Vanwynsberghe, H. )., Boudry, E. )., Verdegem, P. )., & Vanderlinde, R. ). (2014). Experts as facilitators for the implementation of social media in the library? A social network approach. Library Hi Tech, 32(3), 529-545. doi:10.1108/LHT-02-2014-0015
Excellent article. Apparently, they do things differently in Belgium.
“Social media literacy” (SML) can be defined as not only the practical
and critically cognitive competencies possessed by users of social media, but also the
motivation to employ these media effectively and appropriately for social interaction
and communication on the web (Vanwynsberghe and Verdegem, 2013).
Repeated by me numerous times, but ignored consistently.
p. 530 Therefore, the aim of this study is to empirically assess how a social media expert, or the employee with the most knowledge and skills concerning social media, in the library facilitates, or impedes, the information flow and implementation of social media in the library.
p. 541 The findings suggest that such social media experts play a significant role in either supporting or constraining the information flow and implementation of social media.
5.2 A social media expert plays an important role in the library for spreading
information about social media Unsurprisingly, social media experts are the most central actors for giving social media information; they share more social media information with other librarians and rarely receive information in return. Any information they do receive mostly comes from a person skilled in social media use. The social media expert as the central actor in the information network has the power to facilitate or prevent information exchange about social media (Scott and Carrington, 2012).
this is, if the experts are ALLOWED to participate. What if the social media access is usurped by very few others?
even worse, what if the social media is decentralized across?
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd January 2015
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Open Archives Initiative, OAI http://www.openarchives.org/
Heather Gilbert and Tyler Mobley from the South Carolina Digital Library
Metadata schema and elements: required, recommended, optional.
required: e.g., contributing institution, date digital, digitization
one central hub as aggregate and 3 other hubs to collect, scan etc.
OCLC multi-site server, aggragated Blacklight catalog –
Project Blacklight :: Blacklight (open source)
Apache Solr – java based search index. highly scalable
complications: multiple metadata formats, but variations of Dublin core.
Solr is not a relational dbase, so management of separate partners’ records in a single Solr index was issue to make it relational.
Data Services Coordinator from DPLA
aggregates data from libraries, archives, museums etc
Content hubs and services hubs (so LRS at SCSU)
Metadata is basis of the work of DPLA. We rely on a growing network of hubs that aggregate metadata from partners, then we, in turn, aggregate the hubs’ metadata into the DPLA datastore. As we continue to grow our hub network, we have found the practical matter of how to aggregate partner metadata and deal with quality control over the resulting aggregated set becomes our biggest challenge. If your organization is interested in becoming a part of the DPLA network, or if you are interested in how the DPLA works with metadata, we will be hosting a webinar on January 22nd, at 2pm Eastern, about our workflows, and our future development in this area. The webinar will examine the aggregation best practices at two of our DPLA Service Hubs, as the basis of a conversation about metadata aggregation practices among our Hubs. In addition, DPLA has been working on some new tools for metadata aggregation and quality control that we’d like to share. We’ll preview some of our plans and hope to get feedback on future directions. Speakers: Lisa Gregory and Stephanie Williams of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Heather Gilbert and Tyler Mobley of the South Carolina Digital Library Gretchen Gueguen of DPLA
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 30th December 2014
My note: it takes a village to raise a kid. It does not matter if it is public library, or pre-school kids or students; it matter that the library does not “serve,” but takes to the heart their education. The academic library must go beyond “assisting,” and get engaged as deep as possible with the students’ assignments.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd December 2014
Interactive Marketing and Social Media
deCesare, Gina, Miltenoff, Plamen
Section 5, T/TH – 11:00am – 12:15pm and, Section 7, T – 6:oopm – 9:00pm
- Introduction. Who am I, what I do:
- What is the purpose of the meeting today: Interactive Marketing and Social Media
- Define top 3 questions on your mind and be ready to share
- PPT, e.g. slide 27, by sharing with the students resources (most of them are infographics,) about best time when to apply social media marketing.
Social Media Examiner has plenty to say about it:
- Ideas and directions:
Peruse over the 3 groups of directions and ideas and choose one. Study it. Outline what do you anticipate being useful for your future work. Add at least 3 more ideas of your own, which complement the information from this group of information sources.
time-saving social media tools
30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites
26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates
How to Write a Social Media Policy to Empower Employees
How to Create Awesome Online Videos: Tools and Software to Make it Easy
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