New Year, New Blog Name (and More)

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I’m bringing in the new year with a new name for the blog: End to Endpaper. The name is borrowed from the title of my next bookbinding project, which will be a flag book containing some of my marbled paper. The new name carries with it connotations that describe both me and this website: libraries, books, bookbinding/crafts, and sharing stories. End to end refers to looking at a process from the very beginning to the very end. With information management, … Read More

Usability Study Tips for Distance Education Students

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I wanted to share a few tips I learned from doing a usability study for my final project in graduate school as a distance education student. This summer I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries. I was interested in connecting with end users for my last undertaking as a graduate student after spending two years focusing on the technical and administrative side of things. I developed a protocol to test a … Read More

Last Class of Graduate School – Interfaces to Information Systems

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This week I completed my last assignment for my last graduate school class. I can’t exactly do cartwheels yet because I still have to finish my thesis project next year to conclude my Certificate of Advanced Study in digital libraries. But for now, this milestone feels like a victory. I didn’t imagine this degree would take so long, however, on reflection, I’m glad it did. Each semester I picked out a class that best fit my current work projects. By … Read More