We envisioned this year’s July issue to be an inaugural attempt at creating a contributor-driven “unconference issue.” And while this month’s issue is a compact one, I think its contents speak to the spirit of an unconference—user-driven conversations and knowledge-sharing that span a wide range of topics, media and scope, engaged with at our own pace.
What’s New in Open Shelf? is a Table of Contents of sorts. Open Shelf publishes when we have compelling new material. Every two weeks is our plan.
In this release we feature community-led libraries, UX and translation, apps for RA, and the tech savvy child.
In his column, Open for All?, John Pateman has been exploring aspects of the community-led public library. In The Community-Led Public Library he summarizes the key messages.
Do user experience (UX) and website translation play together well? Only if you plan ahead. Lynne Bowker and Jairo Buitrago Ciro explain in User Experience and Translatability: Compatible or in Conflict?
Apps rule! In Readers’ Advisory – There’s an App for That! Kristen Caschera provides some suggestions for you and your users.
Kids are tech savvy. And as a result they are engaging in e-reading in interesting and insightful ways. In The Tech Savvy Child E-reading: Children’s Experiences and Perceptions of E-Book Reading, Lynne McKechnie and Kathleen Schreurs explain.
As always, let us know what you think of Open Shelf.
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