Community Savings Bank Usability Study

In Fall 2014, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the website for a community savings bank in Brooklyn. Student Team: Elizabeth Karg, Diana Sapanaro, Storey Sitwala Download Full...

New York Philharmonic Digital Archives Usability Study

In Fall 2014, a team of students from my Usability Theory & Practice course (LIS 644) at Pratt Institute conducted a usability study of the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives (http://archives.nyphil.org/). Student Team: Rachel Bronstein, James Lemoine, Seth Persons Download Full Report: New...

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A Librarian’s Guide to Folksonomies

In today’s world, technology has caused many aspects of librarianship to evolve, and has started to integrate new and intuitive ways to organize information. Folksonomies are an example of the progressive ideas libraries are experimenting with.  In our research we...

Embedded Librarianship: What, Why and How

Colleges and universities now struggle fulfill mission statements which include teaching information literacy skills to undergraduates. I suggest embedded librarianship (EL)—growing in popularity on campuses across the nation—as a solution. In this overview I will briefly define embedded librarianship, examine...

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Usability Test of Bronxville Public Library

This project evaluates the experiences of users navigating the official website of the Bronxville Public Library. A user testing study was developed and administered by four usability researchers to gather both quantitative and qualitative data and assess the experiential issues of website users.

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Walking Tour of Congregation Shearith Israel’s Second Cemetery

Laura Cooper Brown – lbrow266@gmail.com Suzanne Lipkin – slipkin@pratt.edu Overview: Shearith Israel, founded in New York 1654, is North America’s first and oldest Jewish congregation.  This presentation will highlight what Suzanne Lipkin and Laura Brown discovered when researching the congregation’s...

DDJJ Updated Site Map for the Hispanic Society of America Website Redesign

Hispanic Society of America Website Redesign

The DDJJ team proposed a complete re-design of the Hispanic Society of America website, including a completely overhauled information architecture and user interface. Project work included a content inventory, site map, competitive analysis, user research, personas, card sorting, sketches, paper...

Music Classification in the Digital Age

Music Digital Cataloging An overview of music cataloging in the digital age, with special attention to the treatment of genre. A brief history, various current approaches, from controlled vocabularies to folksonomies, and how information professionals are using the increase in...

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Take Me, Buy Me, Read Me, and Overheard Fans

Take Me, Buy Me, Read Me and Overheard Fans are two physical special collections created for a train-themed exhibit Commuting and Communing, the final project for the Museum and the Network class. Pratt SILS students learned how to curate a...

The Donor Party

The Donor Party

The Donor Party, www.thedonorparty.com, is a linked open data website created by Pratt SILS students in The Museum and the Network class. It contains a  home-made database and data visualization showing people, companies and foundations that made large donations to...