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  1. Sustainable Preservation Programs: e-Forum Summary

    The ALCTS e-Forum “Sustainable Preservation Programs” was held on April 22 and 23, 2015 and hosted by Peter Verheyen, Melissa Tedone, and Whitney Baker. An archive of the conversation can be found here.   The discussion was opened with a series of questio ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 05/18/2015 - 15:17 - hpikcy

  2. LRTS v.59:2 Now Available

    Volume 59, Number 2 (2015) of Library Resources & Technical Services is now available at http://journals.ala.org/lrts/issue/view/508. This issue contains: Columns Editorial: Evolution and Change, by Mary Beth Weber (p. 58) Association for Library Coll ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 05/16/2015 - 11:40 - hpikcy

  3. 2015 ALCTS Election Results

    The results of the 2015 ALA and ALCTS elections are in; all appointments are three-year terms (2015-2018). ALCTS Division Vicki L. Sipe (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), President-Elect Maria Davidson-DePalma Collins (North Carolina State Univer ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 05/11/2015 - 13:46 - hpikcy

  4. Conversation Starter: Developing Students into Professionals

    Student chapters of ALA have a powerful opportunity to build the strength of the LIS profession. Every future professional must attend graduate school. If we can maximize our impact on each student in our university’s program, we will have reached every i ...

    DWOOD - 05/11/2015 - 12:02 - afef14

  5. Pocket Guide to Eye Tracking Research Findings for Interface Design & Usability

    According to Nielsen and Pernice (2010) “Eyetracking technology is very good at exposing design miscues ….Understanding the miscues in their interfaces can help designers refine a page so that it is perfect. …a successful site is one in which the most imp ...

    LGRUENBERG - 05/02/2015 - 07:37 - ALA Support

  6. A Brief Fixation on Eye Tracking

    According to Nielsen and Pernice (2010), in a qualitative eye tracking study, about six users is typically enough for an accurate assessment of the main usability issues in a design. They also recommend watching the sessions and the gaze replays from sess ...

    LGRUENBERG - 04/25/2015 - 13:39 - ALA Support

  7. CIP Data Block to be revised summer 2015

    The Library of Congress is pleased to announce that a new version of the Cataloging-in-Publication (CIP) Data Block, the cataloging information printed by publishers at the front of the book, will be implemented by the Cataloging in Publication Program th ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 05/20/2015 - 15:37 - hpikcy

  8. Dan Saffer on Gestural Interface Design

    There are lots of common touch gestures in use on devices, like game consoles, tablets and smart phones. How many? Download the  Touch Gesture Reference Guide  from Luke Wroblewski's blog to see how many you're using.But the broader context of i ...

    LGRUENBERG - 04/19/2015 - 13:48 - ALA Support

  9. 36 State Library Associations Partner with ALA to Offer Joint Student Memberships

    Thirty-six Chapters (aka state library associations) partner with ALA to offer students the opportunity to join them and ALA for one low price of $38, now through August 31, 2015. New program partners in 2015 are Alaska Library Association, Arkansas Libra ...

    DWOOD - 05/19/2015 - 16:33 - afef14

  10. From the Office: Conversations and Community

    April brings my three-month anniversary in the ALCTS office, and two-month anniversary as Executive Director. I find myself having a lot of conversations in this time of being new; conversations with other ALA staff, conversations with association managem ...

    RMUGRIDGE - 04/17/2015 - 08:33 - 1 comment - hpikcy

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