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Beyond the CMS:
From Darienlibrary.tv to SOPAC3
30,000 FOOT VIEW
➤ Long-term digital strategy
➤ Historical lessons
➤ Purpose of the library
➤ Mission
➤ Vision
➤ Setting t...
USER EXPERIENCE / DIGITAL STRATEGY
➤ 100% user-centric design perspective
➤ Discrete “experience silos”
➤ Zero-tolerance f...
WEB TECHNOLOGIES
➤ Consider that web technology evolves for a reason
➤ Evolve with those technologies
➤ Acknowledge that t...
WEBDEV
➤ Frameworks
➤ CSS (Bootstrap, Boilerplate, etc)
➤ Javascript (jQuery, Vue, etc)
➤ MVC (Model, View, Controller)
➤ ...
DEVOPS
➤ Web compilers
➤ CSS templating: SASS, LESS
➤ Gulp
➤ Task queues
➤ Indexing
➤ Elasticsearch
➤ Containerization
➤ D...
DARIENLIBRARY.TV
➤ Assets
➤ Library of hundreds of unsorted videos
➤ Professional filmmaker on staff
➤ Challenge
➤ How to ar...
NEW DARIENLIBRARY.ORG
➤ Feedback directly incorporated
➤ Feedback from public
➤ Feedback from staff
➤ Public reactions
➤ Wo...
NEW DARIENLIBRARY.ORG
➤ Custom events engine
➤ Simplified a-la-carte style menu system
➤ SOPAC3
SOPAC3
➤ Make the hard things easy
➤ One-click checkout & holds of e-content
➤ Seamless account integration
➤ Ground-break...
Questions?
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NCompass Live: Beyond the CMS: From Darienlibrary.tv to SOPAC3, new technologies at work

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NComapss Live - March 23, 2016
http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

Much has changed in the world of web design and development in the last 8 years. This session will focus on some of the many new web tools and frameworks that have emerged as de-facto standards among web professionals. Darien Library has embraced a number of these new technologies and is using them to design a suite of applications which will serve as the pillars of the patron digital experience. John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and UX at Darien Library (Darien, CT), will explain what those technologies are and show example of what they have done with them.

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NCompass Live: Beyond the CMS: From Darienlibrary.tv to SOPAC3, new technologies at work

  1. 1. Beyond the CMS: From Darienlibrary.tv to SOPAC3
  2. 2. 30,000 FOOT VIEW ➤ Long-term digital strategy ➤ Historical lessons ➤ Purpose of the library ➤ Mission ➤ Vision ➤ Setting the bar
  3. 3. USER EXPERIENCE / DIGITAL STRATEGY ➤ 100% user-centric design perspective ➤ Discrete “experience silos” ➤ Zero-tolerance for “cruft” ➤ Focus on getting the user to where the information they need as efficiently as possible ➤ Users should not bear the burden of cumbersome internal library processes ➤ Use contemporary web technologies
  4. 4. WEB TECHNOLOGIES ➤ Consider that web technology evolves for a reason ➤ Evolve with those technologies ➤ Acknowledge that the landscape is increasingly complex ➤ WebDev ➤ DevOps ➤ Keeping up with new web technologies should be a priority
  5. 5. WEBDEV ➤ Frameworks ➤ CSS (Bootstrap, Boilerplate, etc) ➤ Javascript (jQuery, Vue, etc) ➤ MVC (Model, View, Controller) ➤ Jekyll (VC) ➤ Laravel ➤ CMSs ➤ Drupal ➤ Wordpress
  6. 6. DEVOPS ➤ Web compilers ➤ CSS templating: SASS, LESS ➤ Gulp ➤ Task queues ➤ Indexing ➤ Elasticsearch ➤ Containerization ➤ Docker
  7. 7. DARIENLIBRARY.TV ➤ Assets ➤ Library of hundreds of unsorted videos ➤ Professional filmmaker on staff ➤ Challenge ➤ How to archive and present the content ➤ How to take advantage of existing skill set ➤ Opportunity ➤ Try out our new digital strategy ➤ Create an important body of work for the library & Community
  8. 8. NEW DARIENLIBRARY.ORG ➤ Feedback directly incorporated ➤ Feedback from public ➤ Feedback from staff ➤ Public reactions ➤ Workflow ➤ KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) ➤ Minimalist design ➤ Make the hard things easy
  9. 9. NEW DARIENLIBRARY.ORG ➤ Custom events engine ➤ Simplified a-la-carte style menu system ➤ SOPAC3
  10. 10. SOPAC3 ➤ Make the hard things easy ➤ One-click checkout & holds of e-content ➤ Seamless account integration ➤ Ground-breaking “works engine” ➤ Gathers bibliographic records at the works level ➤ Simplifies search results ➤ Gets users to the content they need quickly
  11. 11. Questions?

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