terminology

terminology

I’m New @ the Library

I’m New @ the Library

I’m new but I’m old. new AND old AND OR NOT Boolean (Nesting) Truncate* Wild Card Field Code Field Glasses Outlook Checkout INRE UND STDI ILL PACMAN Paper Jam Patron Log In/Out New/Old   New vocabulary. Sort. The most relevant items are not necessarily at the top.   Terms are couched. Couched in their own terms – nested, truncated, and wild.   New at the library. New at libguides. New at libcoaching. Old at libcoaxing.   Bean Bag Toss: Is Middle School too early to start preparing for college? Library Club: Bracelets. Banned Books. Book Discussions. Bags.   Frances, Mandi, Heidi, Matt, Ashlee, Jesse, Kesla, Denise, Roger, Cheltsi, Gretchen,  Kara, Bailey, Molly, Kayla, Brittany, Jennifer, Julien, Marcia, Alyssa, Ed, Sue, … Continued
Jargon Junction

Jargon Junction

This is Matt again. So, in case you hadn’t noticed, the library’s just launched a new web site.  And one big thing that’s changed was something that surprised me. A lot of the words I use all the time and think are obvious are instead off-putting jargon to people.  So while the old website was filled with ambiguous words like ‘databases’ and ‘reference’ and the like, words that could mean different things in different contexts, people wanted words that describe what they’re actually there to do.  Words like research. So our Aaron Hill and our other talented friends in marketing did a lot of reading and usability testing and put together a website that does just that.  Things are called … Continued