*Classics

*Classics

Posts which introduced concepts or vocabulary which have gained some currency.

25 posts
The amplified event ...
Social

The amplified event ...

We now amplify conferences - combining various engagement options for people who are not present face to face at the event. Physical presence is increasingly seen as one mode only of participation.
Lorcan 2 min read
Stitching costs
Systems

Stitching costs

The diversity of systems and resources that libraries manage means that integration is a major challenge. Libraries incur 'stitching costs' in tying these together to build services and to reduce complexity for the user.
Lorcan 2 min read
The less common reader
Books

The less common reader

The condition of reading is in the news. At the same time, Alan Bennett's fictional discussion of the Queen's developing literary taste, The Uncommon Reader, has been published. But are we reading The Uncommon Reader in the right way?
Lorcan 5 min read
Discovery happens elsewhere
UX

Discovery happens elsewhere

You no longer need to come to the library to discover library resources. And the library is makings its resources discoverable in the flow of its users' network lives.
Lorcan 1 min read
In the flow
UX

In the flow

Workflow is important. We often think of the network as multiple individual opportunities: a mass of websites. However, just as we increasingly work, learn, research, and play in a network environment, so will services evolve to reduce effort and improve effectiveness.
Lorcan 5 min read
Public libraries in Dublin
Institutions

Public libraries in Dublin

Fintan O'Toole has a wonderful essay on the public library in The university of the people: celebrating Irish public libraries. He calls it: "Reading, writing and rebelling: growing up with public libraries".
Lorcan 3 min read
icon

Follow along

Deep dives and quick takes. Libraries, society, culture, technology, ...

Great! You’ve successfully signed up.

Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.

You've successfully subscribed to LorcanDempsey.net.

Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.

Success! Your billing info has been updated.

Your billing was not updated.