Essays and rants on libraries, technology, webdev, etc. by Ruth Collings


HUB (Winter 2014)

First place winner at the inaugural Startup Weekend: Library Edition. A javascript widget to integrate relevant community resources within the library catalogue. Designed as part of an interdisciplinary group of professionals. Resume Site (Winter 2014)

An HTML5/CSS3 hand-written website based on a resume model. Portfolio Site (Summer 2013)

A visual portfolio site built on the Koken CMS with integrated Piwik analytics.

Sexton Library Video Tour (Summer 2013)

An HD video intended to introduce new students to the library. Made in Camtasia with video and photos of the Sexton Design & Technology library and CC-licensed music.

Solar Dalhousie Report (Winter 2012)


A financial feasibility study on the installation of solar panels on Dalhousie University campuses done as part of an interdisciplinary group of management students for course credit.

Transcribed Diary of A.H. Whitman (Fall 2012)

An XML transcription of an archival diary held at Dalhousie University Libraries which was then processed into XHTML using TEI and styled with CSS. Done as part of group of MLIS students for course credit.

Honours Thesis (Spring 2012)


A year-long research study on the incidence of chronic pain and effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural group for chronic pain among adults with acquired brain injuries. Unpublished.