Everyone is a Distance Learner

Everyone is a Distance Learner

More and more essential library services are moving to the web - and yet it is the rare library website that is designed for users who never set foot in the physical library. Despite the current emphasis on modernizing library spaces with 21st century furniture, cafes, and gizmos and sensors in every nook and cranny, we're missing an opportunity. By making sure that our online tools are tailored to help true distance learners - those users who cannot visit our physical spaces - we'll not only live up to the Access Entitlement Principle, but we'll make libraries better for everyone.

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Matthew Reidsma

April 22, 2016
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    Photo at the DDR Museum. Photo by Sam Greenspan for

    99 Percent Invisible. http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-giftschrank/
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    The experience should be familiar to anyone who has ever

    tried to get a book from an academic library. “ Roman Mars The Giftschrank. 99 Percent Invisible. Episode 203. http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-giftschrank/
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    Library spaces are increasingly spaces for users to interact with

    our software. “ Cody Hanson Libraries are Software, Library Technology Conference, 2016.
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    REFERENCE DESK CARD CATALOG & CIRCULATION EXHIBIT EXHIBIT NEW BOOK

    DISPLAY BULLETIN BOARD: EVENTS, NEWS, ETC. RESOURCES RESOURCES RESOURCES SIGN WAYFINDING AESTHETICS
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    REFERENCE DESK CARD CATALOG & CIRCULATION EXHIBIT EXHIBIT NEW BOOK

    DISPLAY BULLETIN BOARD: EVENTS, NEWS, ETC. RESOURCES RESOURCES RESOURCES SIGN HOURS MAPS HELP WAYFINDING AESTHETICS
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    The library is full of skeuomorphs, ... a set of

    arcane rules and conventions to learn for those who come to an academic library with only the web and their cellphones as their cultural templates. “ Barbara Fister https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/skeuomorphic-library
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    For any medium has the power of imposing its own

    assumption on the unwary. “ Marshall McLuhan McLuhan, M. (1964). Understanding Media, New York: McGraw-Hill. p.18
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    VISCERAL DESIGN 1 2 3 Norman, D. (2004). Emotional Design:

    Why we love (and hate) everyday things.
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    VISCERAL DESIGN 1 2 3 BEHAVIORAL DESIGN Norman, D. (2004).

    Emotional Design: Why we love (and hate) everyday things.
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    VISCERAL DESIGN 1 2 3 REFLECTIVE DESIGN BEHAVIORAL DESIGN Norman,

    D. (2004). Emotional Design: Why we love (and hate) everyday things.
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    Reflective design is ... about service, about providing a personal

    touch and a warm interaction. “ Don Norman Norman, D. (2004). Emotional Design: Why we love (and hate) everyday things.
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    We tend to talk about transportation as if the ultimate

    goal were mere movement, measured in speed, time and capacity. “ Emily Badger http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/29/cutting-edge-transportation-maps-will-change-how-we-understand-and-plan-cities/
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    The ultimate goal of transportation, though, isn't really to move

    us. It's to connect us -- to jobs, to schools, to the supermarket. “ Emily Badger http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/29/cutting-edge-transportation-maps-will-change-how-we-understand-and-plan-cities/
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    Your members don’t come to the library to find books,

    or magazines, journals, films or musical recordings. “ Hugh Rundle http://hughrundle.net/2012/04/04/libraries-as-software-dematerialising-platforms-and-returning-to-first-principles/
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    They come to hide from reality or understand its true

    nature. They come to find solace or excitement, companionship or solitude. “ Hugh Rundle http://hughrundle.net/2012/04/04/libraries-as-software-dematerialising-platforms-and-returning-to-first-principles/
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    A good science fiction story should be able to predict

    not the automobile, but the traffic jam. “ Frederik Pohl
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    Who am I designing for? The expert automaton, programmed to

    complete each task flawlessly? Or the messy, error-prone, distracted human? “ Karen McGrane Lesson. The Manual (2), 2011. p.45
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    “The Space Between You and Me,” The Manual, Issue #1,

    2012. Good technology makes us feel like we are inching closer to who we truly want to be. “ Frank Chimero
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    Junod, Tom. “Can You Say...Hero?” Esquire. November, 1998. We make

    so many connections here on earth. Look at us—I’ve just met you, but I’m investing in who you are, and who you will be, and I can’t help it. “ Fred Rogers
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    They love hard here, at this library. “ Angela Galvan

    https://paperstreetlibrarian.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/all-that-you-leave-behind/
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