How We Moved 34,000 WIRED Pages to One Site in 9 Hours An introduction to Wired magazine’s tool for excavating their archived website data (Inspiring to see others wrangle through this process and come out the other side with something smart and usable.) Write Like You Talk Here’s a simple trick for getting more people to read what you write: […]
Archives for October 2015
Making Learning Easy by Design How Google’s Primer team approached UX Google Design does it again. Introducing New Navigation Across nypl.org Frank Migliorelli, Director of Digital Experience, introduces the new feature Markdown Converter Tools If you’re a future NYU Libraries content creator and want to start gearing up for the copywriting experience that […]
Dear GIS Users, Enthusiasts, and Newcomers,
For the LibUX Goes To… series we explore the holistic user experience of a wide range of activities (not all library related). These adventures chronicle both the virtual and in-person experience related to an activity and how those two integrate for a user. Enjoy the inaugural post and feel free to share your own in […]
A big infrastructure project that we’ve been working on for a long time has come to fruition: the publication and display of A/V materials through Finding Aids. Our first collection is now available: the Pride and Progress/The Right Stuff series of the Gay Cable Network Archives from Fales Library. Pride and Progress is described as “a half hour of news, community affairs, health reports, and sports documenting the pride and progress of gay men and women nationally.” The Right Stuff spotlights “gay talent, events, and happenings for and about the gay community.” Making these materials available online has been a multi-step process and has involved the following individuals: Melitte Buchman, Esha Datta, Laura Henze, Flannon Jackson, Carol Kassel, Alberto Ortiz Flores, Ekaterina Pechekhonova, Joseph Pawletko, Rasan Rasch, Eric Stedfeld, and Sally Vermaaten. Special thanks to curator Brent Phillips for his input and patience.
The books in the NYU Press’s Keywords series collect essays by authors across the humanities and social sciences, with each essay focusing on a single term and set of debates. Yesterday, they added a new book: Keywords for Children’s Literature. The study of children’s literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance, with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, Keywords for Children’s Literature presents essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field. DLTS continues to provide hosting and technical support for this important series, though the NYU Press team has been quite self-sufficient.
LibUX reviews GoToMeeting and WebEx as tools for user testing. Is a product that is functional a good product? Most of us have encountered products that do the job but are cumbersome to use. User experience (UX) research aims to understand if a product is usable, but also whether the process was engaging and enjoyable. […]