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Platforms, systems and libraries

The end of 2015 and the start of 2016 seems to have delivered a number of interesting reports and presentations relevant to the library technology sphere.  1,050 more words


Bibliothekskataloge als Persönliche Assistenten?

Was fehlt in Bibliothekskatalogen, Discovery Systemen und BibliotheksApps? 61 more words


How library terminology baffles users

In the early usability tests we ran for the discovery system we implemented earlier in the year one of the aspects we looked at were the search facets.   614 more words


Serendipity in Bibliotheken?

Dem “Zufallsfund” in Bibliotheken (zur Abgrenzung von Serendipity gegenüber Zufallsfund u. dgl. vgl. den englischen Wikipedia-Artikel) wird oftmals, v.a. von NichtbibliothekarInnen, hohe Wertschätzung entgegengebracht. 323 more words


Looking at Discovery statistics

We’ve been running Primo as our new Library Search discovery system since the end of April so it’s been ‘live’ for just over four months.  Although it’s been a quieter time of year over the summer I thought it would be interesting to start to see what the analytics are saying about how Library Search is being used. 504 more words


Small Libraries as a Mind Palace

Small is always better? What is true for marshmallows on pancakes, is equally true for libraries? At least that’s the opinion stated by Levitin in his book ‘The Organized Mind’ (he is not talking about marshmallows, though): 559 more words


Refelections on our LMS project

So we’re slowly emerging from our recent LMS project and a bit of time to stop and reflect, partly at least to get project documentation for lessons learned and suchlike written up and the project closed down.  1,140 more words