Spelling inconsistencies require resolution in metadata crosswalks. When crosswalking between a master and a target metadata element set, discretion will have to be used in choosing which spelling or word variation to include in the final element set.
This application profile describes the elements required for a digital collection of historical quilts. The elements are inspired by the quilt collection from the Minnesota Historical Society's digital quilt collection
Have you ever wondered what all those social media tags were good for? Are users just throwing a hashtag in front of every word that comes to mind, or can they actually be mined for deeper meaning and used for semantic searching?
When considering websites with different content types, there are several places on the web I could have gone to. The internet is, literally, an endless source of content.
There is a lack of research that builds upon prior research projects, making much of the research in the LIS field a “one off”, and often too specific to the author’s own library or institution to be useful to the field as a whole.
Content is all the stuff that lives on your website or intranet. Defining what your content is, where it lives, what it's purpose is, and how you're going to manage all of that "stuff" is content strategy.
Browse through this infographic for a quick look on how to get started developing a content strategy.
...fully expect that your user research will lead you to places you never imagined - good design (especially in the research stage) is a marathon, not a sprint. It's actually not even a marathon, it's all the training you have to do to GET to race day in the first place.
What my user research showed me was that no matter how thorough my designs, no matter how scrutinized my wireframes, there will most certainly be features I haven't thought of, or a workflow I didn't consider.
Ah, user research. Where your hard-wrought design plans show their cracks the second your smart-as-a-whip research participants point out all the design flaws you hadn't considered until that very moment. Such is the horror, and glory, of testing your designs.