The following new titles are available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If you would like to request these or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (fax) 503-588-7119.
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Rocket Surgery Made Easy : The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems, by Steve Krug. Berkeley, Calif. : New Riders, c2010
From the publisher:
It's been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products. But with a typical price tag of $5,000 to $10,000 for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens.
In this how-to companion to Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug spells out an approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own web site, application, or other product. (As he said in Don't Make Me Think, "It's not rocket surgery".)
In this new book, Steve explains how to:
· Test any design, from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-functioning web site or application
· Keep your focus on finding the most important problems (because no one has the time or resources to fix them all)
· Fix the problems that you find, using his "The least you can do" approach
By paring the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials (A morning a month, that's all we ask ), Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them. Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing, before-and-after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice that made Don't Make Me Think so popular.
Writing successful technology grant proposals : a LITA guide, by Pamela H. MacKellar. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2012.
From the publisher:
When you win a grant, you help your community by providing great technology-driven services.
Technology grants provide the crucial funding to implement the latest technology projects so you can meet your community’s needs. But how can you write a successful grant proposal? How can you be sure that your technology grant will be approved? Here is the only book that covers technology grants for libraries.
This comprehensive book on grants for libraries focuses on technology, technology planning, designing technology projects, specific sources and resources for technology grants, how to create a technology budget, and technology project success stories so you get real life examples of how others like you made their libraries stronger through technology grants.
Pamela MacKellar shows you easy-to-understand graphics and examples that make writing proposals for technology projects simple and easy. You get chapters explaining how to design your project, work with a team to save time and money, and, of course, how to write and submit your project. This one-stop shop is both a guide and a resource, with sources for technology projects and helpful hints on finding the right technology grants for you.
This is your step-by-step guide to turning your library into your community’s technology hub.
Neal-Schuman library technology companion : a basic guide for library staff, by John J. Burke. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009.
From the publisher:
Improve performance, boost productivity and stay connected with this quintessential guide to the latest library technology topics and tools. Newly revised to include the most recent advancements in the field, this all-in-one resource will guide you on how to successfully conceptualize, purchase, implement and maintain your library’s invaluable “tech” assets. Booklist’s Editors concluded that the prior edition: “...truly succeeds in elucidating the complexities of library technology and should prove a welcome addition to all libraries.”
Author John J. Burke includes updated sections on computers and networks, software and systems, storage devices, electronic resource references and online searches, and provides expanded coverage of increasingly popular tools including blogs, wikis, MP3s, open source software and distance learning. Burke adds new explanations of social networking, mashups, Second Life and Skype, digital cameras, video cameras and podcasts. There is also a new chapter with suggestions for keeping up with technological developments and locating instructional resources plus a forward-looking exploration of the potential for and composition of a next generation library catalog. An extensive glossary of terms, figures and screenshots are provided to help reinforce concepts and aid with practical application.
This comprehensive resource should be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement.
Google This! Putting Google and other social media sites to work for your library, by Terry Ballard. Oxford [England] : Chandos Pub., 2012
Many libraries and museums have already adapted to the current information climate and work with Google, Facebook, Twitter and iTunes to deliver information to their users; however, many have not. In this book librarians or museum professionals interested in developing a greater web and social media presence for their institution will find a wealth of material to justify these actions to directors and administrative boards. Ballard, an award-winning author with more than 20 years' experience as an academic systems librarian, has conducted more than two dozen interviews with professionals who have created exemplary work using social media, and shows how their experiences can create success for your institution’s library.
· Describes the variety of free (or nearly free) options for social media and shows how libraries from the Library of Congress to small public libraries are adapting them
· Provides step-by-step instructions for creating iGoogle gadgets in XML, iGoogle themes, Google Maps with community locations, and Google Earth links to archived library data
· Describes the full process for creating a Google Custom Search engine
The result of more than two dozen interviews with professionals who have created exemplary work using social media, Ballard shows how their experiences can create success for your institution's library.
Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant * Library Development Services
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
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