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LITA Drupal Interest Group?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 6/20/08 (10:02am)

A couple people from LITA have helpfully suggested that we set up a Drupal Interest Group (IG).

I think this is a great idea since, as I understand it, IG's get a slot at one of the officially sanctioned meeting rooms come convention time.

Aaron Dobbs, Mary Taylor and our friends at BIGWIG have been very supportive in allowing us to have our Drupal4Lib BoF in the Bloggers Room but by having the IG, we can do a couple of things more, including as I said, maybe getting a room of our own next time round.

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New Library Web Project

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 5/25/08 (9:47pm)

I've got a neat job building a community site for one of the library organizations here. I'll talk more about it at our Drupal4Lib BoF in Anaheim but basically the idea is to promote online collaboration. Needless to say (for those in the know), I'll be making great use of Drupal's Organic Groups.

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Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA in Anaheim

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 5/12/08 (11:23am)

I got a number of enthusiastic and helpful suggestions on the Drupal4Lib list as to when and where we could hold our Drupal4Lib BoF.

It's increasingly looking like it'll be Sunday after the LITA Top Technology Trends in the LITA Bloggers' Room.

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ALA's Got Wireframes

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 8/8/07 (12:42pm)
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ALA has been in the process of redesigning their site for a while now. They did a Usability Assessment Report (pdf) at the end of last year. Now, Rob Carlson, ALA's Manager for Web Development, has just posted a link to wireframes for the new site. He's also posted a link to an online survey for user feedback.

ALA in DC (6/23-6/27)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 6/22/07 (2:25pm)

I'm stuck in Chicago with the ALA-DC Blues again.

ALA along with the annual LITA Conference is one of my favorite conferences -- particularly when it's in a town like DC.

Unfortunately I'm too mired down with projects here in the Windy City to make the trip.

I look on with complete envy to everyone who's going.

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C&RL : The Missing Pages?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 4/4/07 (11:46am)

Anyone else notice this? I was in the midst of reading "The Evolution of the Academic Research Library During the 1960's" in the lastest issue of College & Research Libraries, when the article suddenly dropped off the face of the earth.

The words on the following page didn't make sense. Then I looked at the page numbers: '104' on the page I was reading and '121' on the new page.

Opps, looks like they let something slip.

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New ALA Wiki: Read Write Connect

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 1/27/07 (11:07pm)

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Bill Drew (SUNY Morrisville) posted a link on Web4Lib to the American Library Association's new Wiki, 'Read Write Connect'.

Usability Report on ALA's Website

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 12/18/06 (5:07pm)

I find usability reports fascinating. I went through the ALA's "Usability Assessement Report" and my favorite part was "Appendix F – Usability Testing Notes".

But the entire report is worth a read. The people who put it together did a good job. I mean, who can argue with a recommendation like this:

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