Broadly construed .. how we experience systems, services and interfaces.
The Calgary central library was on first impression the finest public building I have been in for years.
The collection remains central to the library experience. However, as library services evolve beyond the collection so it makes sense for discovery services to represent more of what the library does and can provide - to move from 'full collection discovery' to 'full library discovery.'
Drawn by a Tweet I looked at Stanford's very nice new library website [https://library.stanford.edu/] just now. I only spent a few minutes there but I was immediately and strongly struck by two things. Each makes so much sense that I imagine they will become routine. The first
There has been some nice reaction to the Worldcat Identities Network [https://www.oclc.org/research/news/2011-07-28.htm]. [https://experimental.worldcat.org/IDNetwork/display.html?query=lccn-n50-1905] [https://experimental.worldcat.org/IDNetwork/display.html?query=lccn-n50-1905] The initial motivation for this was to put a graphic display of related
Artifacts Anecdotally speaking ……. it seems to me that the artifactual and design elements of print books are coming more to the fore, albeit in different ways. As the use of ebooks grows this is not really surprising, as this change creates niche opportunities for experiences focused specifically on the possibilities
We are growing used to the idea that simply making things available on the web does not necessarily make them widely discovered or discoverable. I have used the phrase ‘search engine interoperability’ [https://www.google.com/search?q=%22search+engine+interoperability%22+lorcan] in these pages already. This is a