July 2012

Archive for July, 2012

  • Dynamic Duo: The Web Developer and the Public Services Librarian

    2012–07–25 | 1 comment

    By Eric Frierson When I undertook my first library website redesign a few years ago, I stumbled upon an ongoing culture clash in web-based industries between the developer and the designer. Developers are programmers – they have coding skills and speak languages like PHP, jQuery, and AJAX. For them, Cake isn’t something you eat – it’s…

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  • The Ebook Cargo Cult

    2012–07–11 | 24 comments

    By Brett Bonfield Libraries created the present crisis in scholarly publishing, and we are creating a similar crisis now with our approach to ebooks. We created the crisis in scholarly publishing by ceding control of an intrinsic library function, abstracting and indexing, a decision with inevitable consequences. Consequences like the present need to boycott Elsevier…

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