The OLA Super Conference 2017 was held from Feb 1-4. It was a great experience and I gained a lot of practical knowledge.
The first session I attended was When Things Get Personal: Privacy vs Access in Online Community History, hosted by Irene Robillard, Cindy Preece, David Bott and Melissa Redden. They spoke about their digitization projects and the issue of balancing access to information while also enacting policies to protect the privacy of individuals appearing in their content.
Here are links to the collections/resources mentioned:
- Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario Digital Collections
- St. Catharines Public Library: Local History & Genealogy
- Clarington Public Library: Genealogy & Local History
- Laurier University Archives Digital Collection
- OurOntario.ca – aggregated search that includes various archives
Next, I attended Are you User Experienced? A Beginner’s Guide to UX Testing, hosted by Micheal Laverty. Attendees were told about the process and strategies to design good UX in their physical library and on their sites.
Resources and terms to highlight are:
Lastly, I attended the The User Experience Design Sprint, hosted by Aurelia Engstrom and Graham Lavender. They spoke about the steps needed to run a successful UX project: setting a project plan, a discovery phase/competitive analysis, research, engaging users and stakeholder engagement.
Mentioned methods for UX testing involved:
Below are miscellaneous photos and my book haul.