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Interface = Instruction Ellysa Stern Cahoy Penn State University Libraries CIC Libraries Conference March 19, 2007
Finding  Time
I wish I had known  that the  solution  for needing  to teach our users  how to search  our catalog  was to create a syste...
<ul><li>Google recognizes  </li></ul><ul><li>that it is an  application   </li></ul><ul><li>and immediately provides  </li...
 
Usability Expert :  Ok, so this is the search form... Librarian(s):  So... is this the simple search form or the advanced ...
 
http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/
http://www.maryville.edu/library/Default.asp
http://www.lib.byu.edu/
 
http://www.ksulib.org/ac/
http://search.athenscounty.lib.oh.us/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl
<ul><li>“ Librarians need to  use their expertise  to make the library's online presence approach the  simplicity  and  po...
How Do We Get There? Involve students  in interface planning Give a small, informed group  the  freedom to dream and develop
 
 
References <ul><li>Dempsey, Lorcan.  &quot; The User interface that Isn't.&quot;   May 2005. http://orweblog.oclc.org/arch...
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  1. 1. Interface = Instruction Ellysa Stern Cahoy Penn State University Libraries CIC Libraries Conference March 19, 2007
  2. 2. Finding Time
  3. 3. I wish I had known that the solution for needing to teach our users how to search our catalog was to create a system that didn't need to be taught. Tennant, Roy. What I Wish I Had Known. Library Journal. November 15, 2005. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6282632.html
  4. 4. <ul><li>Google recognizes </li></ul><ul><li>that it is an application </li></ul><ul><li>and immediately provides </li></ul><ul><li>you with the user interface </li></ul><ul><li>while libraries are still stuck in the </li></ul><ul><li>mind set of web 'pages’ . </li></ul><ul><li>--Bill Moody on Web4Lib </li></ul>
  5. 6. Usability Expert : Ok, so this is the search form... Librarian(s): So... is this the simple search form or the advanced search? Usability Expert : This is the search form. Singer, Ross. Polishing the Turd: The Danger of Redesigning the OPAC. May 9, 2005. http://dilettantes.blogspot.com/2005/05/polishing-turd-dangers-of-redesigning.html
  6. 8. http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/
  7. 9. http://www.maryville.edu/library/Default.asp
  8. 10. http://www.lib.byu.edu/
  9. 12. http://www.ksulib.org/ac/
  10. 13. http://search.athenscounty.lib.oh.us/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl
  11. 14. <ul><li>“ Librarians need to use their expertise to make the library's online presence approach the simplicity and power of the Internet.” </li></ul><ul><li>Wilder, Stanley. “Information Literacy Makes all the Wrong Assumptions.” The Chronicle Review , January 7, 2005. http://www.bright.net/~dlackey/WrongAssumptions.htm </li></ul>
  12. 15. How Do We Get There? Involve students in interface planning Give a small, informed group the freedom to dream and develop
  13. 18. References <ul><li>Dempsey, Lorcan. &quot; The User interface that Isn't.&quot; May 2005. http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/000667.html </li></ul><ul><li>Klein, Leo Robert. The Expert User Is Dead.  Library Journal. October 15, 2003. http://www.libraryjournal.com/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA323336 </li></ul><ul><li>Lippincott, Joan. Net Generation Students and Libraries . Coalition for Networked Information, 2006. http://www.educause.edu/NetGenerationStudentsandLibraries/6067 </li></ul><ul><li>Lippincott, Sarah & Martha Kyrillidow. How ARL University Communities Access Information: Highlights from LibQUAL+. Bimonthly Report 236, October 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Miller, Todd. In Defense of Stupid Users . Library Journal . March 15, 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>http://libraryjournal.com/article/CA509607.html </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC. How Academic Librarians Can Influence Students’ Web-Based Information Choices . (OCLC White Paper on the Information Habits of Students.) June 2002. http://www.mnstate.edu/schwartz/informationhabits.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Salaway, Gail, et al. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 2006. http://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/666?ID=ERS0607 </li></ul><ul><li>Tennant, Roy. What I Wish I Had Known. Library Journal. November 15, 2005. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6282632.html </li></ul><ul><li>Wilder, Stanley. “Information Literacy Makes all the Wrong Assumptions.” The Chronicle Review , January 7, 2005. http://www.bright.net/~dlackey/WrongAssumptions.htm </li></ul>
  14. 19. View this slide show on SlideShare : http://www.slideshare.net/Ellysa/cic-talk/

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