Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My position description

At The Charleston Conference, some interest was expressed in the details of my position description. I'm posting it here in case anyone is curious.

LEO is our library catalog, Periodical Locator is our journal finder, Article Linker is our link resolver, and R2 is our e-database listing. MultiSearch is our federated search.

Position Title: Content Interfaces Coordinator

Lead initiatives to improve user access to collections including LEO, Periodical Locator, Article Linker, R2, as well as tools that pull content out to other environments such as MultiSearch and Blackboard integration. Lead web projects that focus on access to collections including communication, developing specifications, and testing. Receive and prioritize day-to-day input on public web interfaces of tools that access collections. Manage full time assistant. Lead initiatives for gathering user feedback about the L&ET web such as usability testing, surveys, website statistics, and search logs. Liaison to academic department (Communication Studies). Serves on Reference Desk. Makes scholarly and service contributions to the university and the profession.

Friday, April 4, 2008

CIL08: Yahoo Pipes

Here is where I'll put a link to "Mashups for the non-techies" Computers in Libraries 2008: Yahoo! Pipes Presentation. Get the final powerpoint slides here after the conference from the CIL wiki: http://cil2008.pbwiki.com/Jody%20Condit%20Fagan

Also: Donald Hawkins from ITI blogged me on the ITI blog!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

EBSCO / Grokker Visual Search - related

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Research Resources web application

http://www.lib.jmu.edu/resources - Launched August, 2006
Uses ASP.NET to provide listings of libarary resources (formerly known as "Research Databases")

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Virtual Reference-Related

Virtual Reference Software Comparative Review Appearing in the April 2005 issue of The Charleston Advisor: seven vendors' products are reviewed side-by-side, based on demonstrations, current customer evaluations, vendor interviews, and more. How did they fare on my dial-up networking test?

This article includes the Virtual Reference Software Comparison Spreadsheet, first distributed at VRD 2004 and now updated, February 2005. (you may wish to save it and re-open with a fresh Excel window)

"Digital Reference Software Update," presentation at the Virtual Reference Desk Conference, 2005