CiL2013 Notes: Tuesday, April 9
This year, CiL seemed to really put the Computers (all things tech) back into this conference!
[NOTE: Just capturing information here; will write further notes]
IMPORTANT NOTE: Get back to this ASAP – Nebraska Learns 2.0 – 66 Things!
[I choose sessions, not out of duty to my job, but from personal interest in my job!]
Keynote: Libraries as Community Revitalizers
New Trends in Content & Resource Sharing with Joe Murphy and Marshall Breeding
Content change is a technological issue
Libraries are all about stories
Impact = area
Traveling uphill…pressures, gravity, signs are not clear; Horizon is only partially visible
Confluence = wearable technologies and smart devices
What will impacts be of google glass?
Some tech areas are bridges not destinations
See Google Field Trip information
Ongoing tech updates must be suffered! Embrace the suffering!
Flipboard has found its stride
Is Facebook Home a content player?
Phablets – smartphones and tablets
Second screens experience
Wear your consumer hat
Marshall Breeding: Resource Sharing in Libraries
Consortial Resource Sharing – too many silos
Illinois Heartland Library Consortium – largest in US
Portland, Oregon ORBIS Academic library consortium
Denmark – all public libraries in the country
Statewide or national infrastructure beginning to make sense
2CUL – Columbia and Cornell; Shared technical services; Shared ILS
Gale Luncheon: Archives Unbound
UX & Accessibility Pecha Kucha
As much for the format; and then it wasn’t, oh well!
W3C Markup Validation
Fangs: Screen readers actually read aloud page; Firefox plugin; Shows script; Web developer extension
Universal design is the key – video supplemented by transcript not just closed captioning
Age related conditions; Magnification; Stop scrolling; Suppressing pop up windows
Repetitive stress injury; Keyboard equivalents for mouse-driven commands
Learning and cognitive issues; Supplemental graphics; Multiple search options
Fujitsu accessibility tools; Color inspector
Reading effectiveness tools; Project Cannect
NIH Usability tests
Older adults do not like images
Need single level navigation
Pagination was a problem
Fonts in Responsive Design; George Mason
Raster vs Vector
Vector font doesn’t lose quality
Using SVG in HTML5
See George Mason menus
First Friday – test 1 per month with 5 users
Other Session info:
Wednesday, April 10: Followed from afar, thanks to tweets and streaming
New Face of Reference; Liked this idea – Reference on Call
And the very coolest thing I learned at CiL2013!
Game of Books