Information Technology and Libraries

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 3, September

A Comparative Analysis of the Effect of the Integrated Library System on Staffing Models in Academic Libraries
ABSTRACT This analysis compares how the traditional integrated library system (ILS) and the next-generation ILS may impact system and technical services staffing models at academic libraries. The method used in this analysis is to select two categories...
An Evaluation of Finding Aid Accessibility for Screen Readers
ABSTRACT Since the passage of the American Disabilities Act in 1990 and the coincident growth of the Internet, academic libraries have worked to provide electronic resources and services that are accessible to all patrons. Special collections are...
Digital Native Librarians, Technology Skills, and Their Relationship with Technology
INTRODUCTION A new generation of academic librarians, who are a part of the Millennial Generation born between 1983 and 2001, (1) are now of the age to either be in graduate school or embarking on their careers. Often referred to as "digital natives"...
Editor's Comments
In this month's issue, we welcome back the President's Message column, with incoming LITA president Cindi Trainor describing upcoming LITA events, priorities, and opportunities for members. University of Denver MLIS candidate Gina Schlesselman-Tarango...
President's Message
It's fall already, and for LITA that means some exciting things! The Program Planning Committee is hard at work evaluating the sixty-plus program proposals that have been submitted. The new conference format specified by ALA means that we have 20...
Searchable Signatures: Context and the Struggle for Recognition
ABSTRACT Social networking sites made possible through Web 2.0 allow for unique user-generated tags called "searchable signatures." These tags move beyond the descriptive and act as means for users to assert online individual and group identities....
Usability Test Results for Encore in an Academic Library
ABSTRACT This case study gives the results a usability study for the discovery tool Encore Synergy, an Innovative Interfaces product, launched at Appalachian State University Belk Library & Information Commons in January 2013. Nine of the thirteen...