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Month: July 2010

CDL Recruiting for Discovery & Delivery Programmer Analyst IV

Shape the future of discovery and delivery in library systems. Position: Programmer Analyst IV About you You are a senior programmer and digital library strategist committed to growing the next generation of discovery & delivery services. You seek out innovative […]

Going Beyond Pie Charts: More Ways to Use Visuals

“Love pie. Hate pie-charts” is a playful quote from a talented data designer featured below. It captures the we-can-do-better attitude of the individuals and organizations leading the charge for clear and effective visuals to get your point across. After an […]

UC3 to host Curate Camp 2010!

UC3 will host a conference on curation micro-services on August 16-17 at UC Berkeley. Or rather, we’re hosting an “unconference.” Unconferences are meetings where the participants set the agenda and give presentations. The emphasis is on collaboration, discussion, interaction and […]

UC-eLinks knows when you have left the building

UC-eLinks now alerts users to logon to their campus network. Why do we need this? Most of us have experienced the frustration of being denied access to articles and other content that we know the UC libraries have licensed.  We […]

Recruiting for Digital Special Collections Programmer Analyst

The California Digital Library’s Digital Special Collections (DSC) team is seeking a programmer analyst to help build and provide access to a world-class collection of historical and primary source materials.  We need your expertise to uncover and share the remarkable, […]

Bug tracking

I’m managing a project that recently launched an early limited release, and one of our next tasks was to select a bug tracking tool. It would help us manage tasks going forward. We had some choices because my organization doesn’t […]

July-August 2010 Vendor Transitions

By Jayne Dickson, CDL Information Services Analyst Does your favorite resource look different?  Many of our licensed resources have undergone (or are about to undergo) changes due to interface upgrades or transitions to another publishing platform or vendor platform. The […]

How Meetings Steal Your Productivity (and 6 Ways to Get it Back)

Are you sometimes amazed at how little of substance you accomplish in a day? Yes, you went to six meetings today and checked them off your to-do list, but it’s a net loss in productivity because each meeting just generated more […]

It’s the little things: protecting creative problem-solving

When it comes to creative solutions, often it’s the little things that make a big difference. I was talking with 2 campus colleagues about a project I’ve been working: an executive dashboard. I explained that this is not a classic […]

WAS at NDIIPP Partners’ Meeting

The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Consortium (NDIIPP) is hosting its annual partners’ meeting in Washington DC from July 20-July 22.  The Web Archiving Service is the result of the NDIIPP-funded Web-at-Risk project, and though that project is complete, we […]