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Modular Web Design: Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design and Documentation by Nathan Curtis

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Chapter 12. Administer

A component library simply cannot happen without a librarian, who administers the component collection through times of discovery, build, and maintenance. But that’s not all. The librarian also acts as a primary point of contact and advocate for the standards and practices that the library advances.

This chapter explores the role of the librarian and key activities involved in administering a component library, including the following:

  • Being an effective advocate and “go-to” authority

  • Defining the librarian within an organization

  • Tracking a component’s life cycle and how to limit use through release status

  • Updating the library through three key activities: managing the catalog, creating design assets, and authoring guidelines ...

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