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    • Impact the UX of Your Website with Contextual Inquiry 

      Vacek, Rachel (2015-10-20)
      This was a virtual presentation given at the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference on October 20, 2015.
    • Impact your Library UX with Contextual Inquiry 

      Vacek, Rachel (2015-09-26)
      A contextual inquiry is a research study that involves in-depth interviews where users walk through common tasks in the physical environment in which they typically perform them. It can be used to better understand the ...
    • Implementing Digital Preservation at the University of Houston 

      Scott, Bethany (2016)
      Developing digital preservation and access programs presents both challenges and opportunities. Challenges include selecting and implementing software and systems appropriate to the needs of the institution and advocating ...
    • Implementing Hydra at the University of Houston Libraries 

      Weidner, Andrew; Watkins, Sean (2015-09-22)
      This poster illustrates an early vision for the technology stack behind the University of Houston Libraries digital asset management systems migration from CONTENTdm to Fedora/Hydra based on the work of the Digital Asset ...
    • Implementing Open Source Systems for Digital Asset Management and Preservation 

      Weidner, Andrew; Krewer, Drew; Scott, Bethany; Watkins, Sean (2016-05-26)
      The University of Houston (UH) Libraries recently completed the comprehensive evaluation and testing of multiple systems for digital asset management and preservation. In concurrent efforts, a Digital Asset Management ...
    • Improving the Drupal User Experience 

      Vacek, Rachel; Watkins, Sean; Morris, Christina M.; Keller, Derek (Code4Lib, 2010-12-21)
      Drupal is a powerful, but complex, Web Content Management System, being adopted by many libraries. Installing Drupal typically involves adding additional modules for flexibility and increased functionality. Although ...
    • Intranet 2.0 from a Project Management Perspective 

      Vacek, Rachel; Sharpe, Paul (Taylor & Francis, 2010)
      Library intranets require flexibility and efficiency and enhance the internal communication and collaborative nature of creating and organizing the institution's information. At the University of Houston Libraries, the ...
    • iTouch and Go: Funding Innovation in the UH Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel; Dasler, Robin (2009-10-27)
      UH Libraries trialed the use of the iPod Touch as a tool to enhance the work of librarians. This presentation outlines the successes and pitfalls of this trial and you’ll learn ways in which you can jump-start a similar ...
    • Know Your Data: Metadata Quality Control for Content Migration 

      Weidner, Andrew (2016-04-22)
      Migration of digital objects from one digital asset management system to another creates an opportunity to clean and standardize descriptive metadata through automated analysis and remediation. This presentation will discuss ...
    • KUHT: Preserving American's First Public Television Station 

      Vinson, Emily (2015-11-20)
      Broadcasting from the University of Houston, KUHT signed on the air for the first time on May 25, 1953, with the promise of providing the growing city with educational programming. Focused on preservation and access, the ...
    • Launching 

      Riley, Jenn; Weidner, Andrew (2014-10-28)
      As library publishing becomes increasingly synonymous with offering traditional journal publishing services, it’s critical that libraries also engage in experimental publishing initiatives. Recent experimental publishing ...
    • Lessons Learned: A Primo Usability Study 

      Brett, Kelsey; Turner, Cherie; Lierman, Ashley (Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), 2016-03-01)
      The University of Houston Libraries implemented Primo as the primary search option on the library website in May 2014. In May 2015, the Libraries released a redesigned interface to improve user experience with the tool. ...
    • Librarians Using Mobile Devices 

      Vacek, Rachel (2009-07-10)
      At the University of Houston Libraries, we wrote a microgrant for prototyping mobile services on iPod Touch devices. We looked not only at user needs and expectations, but we also looked at how librarians are using mobile ...
    • The Library Makes its Small Screen Debut: Using the iPod Touch to Trial Library Services on Mobile Devices 

      Vacek, Rachel; Arellano, Veronica; Bennett, Miranda; Coombs, Karen; Dasler, Robin (2009-03)
      This poster presentation was given at the Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference in Seattle, WA, in March 2009.
    • Library Mobile Web Design: Tips, Tricks and Resources 

      Vacek, Rachel; Williams, Berika (2011-10-22)
      Going mobile with your website? This presentation will walk you through some things to consider when thinking about the functionality and content of your library’s mobile presence, and point to useful tools for building ...
    • Library Residents on the Bleeding Edge: Delivering Value through Innovation, Leadership, and Inclusion 

      Santiago, Ariana; Arnold-Garza, Sara; Linares, Rosalinda (2015-03-26)
      This poster highlights cutting-edge projects produced by current and former residency librarians. Projects will illustrate the pillars of a residency experience: the role of the residency librarian as a catalyst for ...
    • Library Websites of the Future 

      Vacek, Rachel (2014-11-13)
      This presentation highlights current web design trends, agile development methodologies, and current trends in library research, user behaviors, and the implications of Lorcan Dempsey's concept of Inside Out libraries and ...
    • Maintaining Legacy Metadata in CONTENTdm: The Metadata Upgrade Project at the University of Houston 

      Weidner, Andrew; Wu, Annie (2015-02-12)
      To ensure robust, reliable, retrievable and sharable metadata, the University of Houston (UH) Libraries initiated a Metadata Upgrade Project in 2013 to systematically audit and refine the quality of the metadata in the ...
    • Mashing Up and Remixing the Library Website 

      Vacek, Rachel; Coombs, Karen (2008-10-20)
      Libraries today are presented with the challenge creating a unified user experience out of systems which are traditionally highly separate silos. Often this is done by literally copying and inserting data and information ...
    • Metadata Maintenance Strategies 

      Duran, Albert; Weidner, Andrew (2015-04-14)
      Since 2013 the University of Houston (UH) Libraries Metadata and Digitization Services (MDS) department has been working towards the goal of improving the quality of legacy metadata in the UH Digital Library. This effort, ...