I have spent hours mapping out circulation rules the last few weeks in preparation for a pilot project we are about to run at my library. In the process, I have learnt a great deal about circulation parameters and privileges that I’ve put together in a brief primer below. If I missed anything, please let me know. Continue reading “Horizon Primer in Brief: Circulation Rules”
What’s that? Why yes, it’s another article! Open-access, peer-reviewed article, this time written more for the content creator (as opposed to the developer).
Copy of abstract
This article is intended to provide guidance on making library websites and other digital content accessible within the constraints of most organizations’ technological environments. Accessibility can mean different things depending on the context, but the focus in this article is on web accessibility, which the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) defines as “enabling people with disabilities to participate equally on the Web” (W3C, 2016). Many existing articles provide an overview of the big picture aspects of accessibility, including benefits to the organization, legislation, statistics , and general principles. The focus of this piece is on specific best practices and guidelines, as well as their benefits for content creators, who frequently have limited access to edit digital content and cannot always apply recommended solutions that assume full control and access.
So glad this article is now published.
After years of prepping and months of writing and editing, I finally published my first article!
The article is focused on accessibility and assumes that you are a web developer or can understand web development to at least an intermediate level. The idea was to fill a bit of a gap since so many accessibility guides focus on the most basic, usually content bits, and we wanted to go a step further.
Published July 18, 2017 in Issue 37 of the Code4Lib Journal, authored by myself and Michael Schofield: A Practical Starter Guide on Developing Accessible Websites.
This is one of those presentations that never was, but I thought it would be interesting to write up anyway as a reflective piece. Interestingly, I didn’t find out that I would be the library’s ILS administrator until after I started the job. It didn’t really make any difference, and if anything, I was glad to be doing some of the operational work on the systems side. I have never actually been a systems librarian so I had a lot to learn and I have been grateful for the opportunity. Continue reading “Learning to be a Systems Administrator for Horizon ILS”
We got a bunch of presentations from both SD and a couple of presentations from libraries. Continue reading “Notes for BC SirsiDynix Users Group Meeting 2017”
Notes from the afternoon talks. Continue reading “Write the Docs Day 2: Afternoon Talks”
I totally blame @yo_bj for this talk since she was the one who pushed the lightning talk sign up board at me. I hope it was interesting and/or useful to some people. Continue reading “Write the Docs Lightning Talk: Write the Accessible Docs”
Doing talk timing this morning while writing notes, so forgive me if I don’t get everything but videos and slides should be up later after the conference is done. Continue reading “Write the Docs Day 2: Morning Presentations”
Notes from the morning talks. Continue reading “Write the Docs 2017 Day 1: Morning Presentations”
Notes from the hot topic panel. Continue reading “BCLA 2017: Hot Topic: Never Neutral: Ethics & Digital Collections”