While they may be trite and self-helpy, Iâ€™ve always enjoyed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. One habit I find particularly useful is the seventh: Sharpening the Saw. The basic principle is that one must continually strive for improvement in a variety of areas in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When applied to our web site, sharpening the saw means continually improving the look and functionality of our site to maintain a great site for our patrons.
We do this with larger-scale projects, such as enhancing our digital collections with dmBridge or the updating the home page and website template. It is just as important that we focus on smaller improvements as well as large. Smaller updates include improving the look of our maps, updating older looking pages to reflect our new template, or simply modifying the text on a page to be more accessible for screen readers.