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DuraSpace News: German User Group Meeting

From Pascal-Nicolas Becker and Michele Mennielli On September 21, 2017 The Library Code GmbH, the Universitätsbibliothek Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Informationszentrum Raum …

David Rosenthal: Will HAMR Happen?

For more than five years I’ve been skeptical of the storage industry’s optimistic roadmaps in general, and the idea that HAMR (Heat …

Dealing with duplicate content

Of all of the possible SEO problems to tackle, columnist Ryan Shelley says duplicate content is one of the easiest. Learn why, …

Web Typography: Numerals

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Richard Rutter’s new book, Web Typography.When it …

David Rosenthal: Crowdfunding

ExoLife FinderI’ve been a fairly enthusiastic crowdfunder for the past 5 years; I started with the Raspberry Pi. Most recently I backed …

Ed Summers: Twitter and Tear Gas

Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networks Protest by Zeynep Tufekci. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2017, xxxi+ 326 …

Ed Summers: Twitter and Tear Gas

Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networks Protest by Zeynep Tufekci. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2017, xxxi+ 326 …

Dan Cohen: Roy’s World

In one of his characteristically humorous and self-effacing autobiographical stories, Roy Rosenzweig recounted the uneasy feeling he had when he was working …

David Rosenthal: IPRES 2017

Kyoto Railway MuseumMuch as I love Kyoto, now that I’m retired with daily grandparent duties (and no-one to subsidize my travel) I …

UX for Lizard Brains

Technology can make magic happen. In seconds, you can find all the blue sandals in a warehouse of millions of shoes. A …

What Is Proper UX Anyway?

By Baruch Sachs Recently, in speaking with various members of my team, as well as UX professionals from other companies, the expression …

Usability Testing for Survey Research

By Emily Geisen and Jennifer Romano Bergstrom This is a sample chapter from Emily Geisen and Jennifer Romano Bergstrom’s new book Usability Testing …

Grist for the Machine

Grist Much like publishers, employees at the big tech monopolies can end up little more than grist. Products & product categories come …

Virtual Real Estate

Wrastlin With The News The current presidential cabinet includes a WWE co-founder & this passes for modern political discourse: #FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg— …

Be a Mentor

Looking back over my eleven-year career in the web industry, I owe most of my success to two people from early on: …

Planning for Accessibility

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 (“Planning for Accessibility”) of Laura Kalbag’s new book, …

William Denton: Laurentian strike

The Laurentian University Faculty Association is out on strike, which means my friend and fellow librarian Dan Scott is on strike. In …

Evergreen ILS: Evergreen 3.0.0 released

The Evergreen community is proud to announce the release of Evergreen 3.0.0, highly-scalable software for libraries that helps library patrons find library …

Using Webfonts

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 (“Using Webfonts”) of Bram Stein’s new book, Webfont …

The trouble with ‘Fred’

Columnist Kristine Schachinger argues that Google’s shift towards less transparency with SEOs and webmasters isn’t beneficial to anyone — even Google. The …