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It Takes a Village: Implementing a Homegrown Solution for Streaming Video Resources

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Limited to streaming only those videos a vendor hosted, ASU Libraries sought to expand collection options with a trial project for hosting content locally. Kaltura, was selected as the platform,

Limited to streaming only those videos a vendor hosted, ASU Libraries sought to expand collection options with a trial project for hosting content locally. Kaltura, was selected as the platform, but Kaltura does not work out of the box. This presentation will cover how using Drupal, along with Kaltura, we built a working video hosting solution. The presentation will cover administrative hurdles, stumbling blocks, pitfalls, enhancements, and lessons learned along the way.

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  • 2012-06-25

The Death of the Library Website Redesign

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Presentations describing the steps involved in a library website redesign are ubiquitous. Most redesigns involve exhaustive plans, dense reports, and thorough documentation of site requirements. When the website is perfected,

Presentations describing the steps involved in a library website redesign are ubiquitous. Most redesigns involve exhaustive plans, dense reports, and thorough documentation of site requirements. When the website is perfected, this brand new site is rolled out to users. This is often a lengthy process.

The principals of Agile development champion interactions over processes, working software over comprehensive documentation and responding to change over following a plan. These methods encourage small, iterative changes on a rapid development and delivery cycle. This allows developers to respond to needs more quickly and decreases the cognitive load on users while allowing them to more easily adapt to change.

This presentation makes the case that library websites should adopt Agile practices. Small improvements through iterative changes allow users to adapt and increase user satisfaction.

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  • 2014-11-08

Thinking Outside the Box Office: A Learning Object for Curriculum Resources or Blockbuster Meets Academia

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This presentation describes a learning object for the management of curriculum resources that specifically provide customized access to alternative materials for students' use in course projects and assignments. Developed through the

This presentation describes a learning object for the management of curriculum resources that specifically provide customized access to alternative materials for students' use in course projects and assignments. Developed through the collaboration of a content provider and a designer, this reusable tool incorporates feature films for use in academic coursework. The content provider can update data in real-time and students using the database can sort results according to different points of access (by title, by theme, etc.).

Business Ethics in the Movies (a database and web site) is demonstrated and the context for the creation of this data management tool is discussed. Other possible applications of the database template are also presented.

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  • 2003-11-16

Get Agile: Kill the Website Redesign Project

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Most redesigns involve exhaustive plans, dense reports, and thorough documentation of site requirements. When the website is perfected, this brand-new site is rolled out to users. This is often a

Most redesigns involve exhaustive plans, dense reports, and thorough documentation of site requirements. When the website is perfected, this brand-new site is rolled out to users. This is often a lengthy process. The principals of Agile development champion interactions over processes, working software over comprehensive documentation and responding to change over following a plan. These methods encourage small, iterative changes on a rapid development and delivery cycle. This allows developers to respond to needs more quickly and decreases the cognitive load on users while allowing them to more easily adapt to change. Get tips for making a case for library websites to adopt Agile practices —small improvements through iterative changes allow users to adapt and increase user satisfaction.

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  • 2014-10-27

Library One Search: Implementing Web-Scale Discovery in an Academic Research Library

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This presentation addresses the usability testing and user feedback which initiated the decision to purchase a web-scale discovery service for a large academic research library, the selection process to determine

This presentation addresses the usability testing and user feedback which initiated the decision to purchase a web-scale discovery service for a large academic research library, the selection process to determine a service provider, the project management employed to implement and market the service, feedback provided by users and library staff, and the future impact of web-scale discovery services on libraries and library staff.

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  • 2010-09-30