Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 9, October

Adapt for Outreach: Taking Technology on the Road
Outreach programming can successfully fuse new technology with traditional library services. If you're willing to mash things up (in true Web 2.0 style), you can more fully meet the needs of your community.The brightly colored truck pulls to a stop in...
Adapt for Outreach: Taking Technology on the Road: Outreach Programming Can Successfully Fuse New Technology with Traditional Library Services. If You're Willing to Mash Things Up (in True Web 2.0 Style), You Can More Fully Meet the Needs of Your Community
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The brightly colored truck pulls to a stop in the parking lot of a public-housing complex. The Mobile Outreach Literacy Vehicle has arrived. It is from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) outreach...
A Few Magic Tricks
There's a divide between looking at this month's topic--the web's cutting edge--and assembling a list of tech tips that are ostensibly for everyone. I think it can be difficult to look at a community that is as tightly knit as the library community...
Ask a Librarian
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Ask a Librarian is a monthly feature where librarians have a chance to comment on Computers in Libraries' topic of the month. In this installment, Donna Ekart, communications coordinator for Kansas State University's K-State...
Ask a Librarian
Ask a Librarian is a monthly feature where li- brarians have a chance to comment on Com- puters in Libraries' topic of the month. In this installment, Donna Ekart, communications co- ordinator for Kansas State University's K-State Libraries, explains...
Attracted by 2.0
No theme listed in this year's editorial calendar garnered more reader interest than this month's Libraries on the Web's Cutting Edge edition, which was planned from the start to be about social media and Library 2.0 stuff. As always, we let our...
Cutting-Edge Technology for Libraries-The Way It Is in 2009
When weeding technology books in the collection, I am always amused to see words like "new" or "latest" in the titles of obviously dated materials. I encountered the same phenomenon when researching this column online. I tried a search on Google using...
From Zero to Web 2.0 Part 2
For those of you keeping track at home, here's an update on how we stand with our original six goals.During the summer semester, the Vise Library at Cumberland University (CU), where I am a library technical assistant, began working on its "digital makeover."...
From Zero to Web 2.0: Part 2
During the summer semester, the Vise Library at Cumberland University (CU), where I am a library technical assistant, began working on its "digital makeover." (Please see the September 2009 issue of Computers in Libraries for more details about our...
Get Ready for Open Access Week
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Public Library of Science, and Students for Free Culture are putting the spotlight on open access this month during their now-annual Open Access Week, which will be held Oct. 19-23....
Local Tagging for Local Collections
Libraries need better ways to promote digital collections as well as better ways to engage patrons with the library. What better method than bringing community participation and local content together in a single discovery environment? Harvesting...
Making Web 2.0 Work-From 'Librarian Habilis' to 'Librarian Sapiens'
Is now the time for web 3.0 to be born? Despite the fact that I strongly believe in the coming of Web 3.0, I am afraid that the time is not yet right for this transition.As we look back at the World Wide Web of 1996, there can be no doubt that today's...
Making Web 2.0 Work-From 'Librarian Habilis' to 'Librarian Sapiens': Is Now the Time for Web 3.0 to Be Born? despite the Fact That I Strongly Believe in the Coming of Web 3.0, I Am Afraid That the Time Is Not Yet Right for This Transition
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As we look back at the World Wide Web of 1996, there can be no doubt that today's web is better and more useful. Hyperlinking webpages and bookmarking were two of the most important aspects of the Web 1.0 world. Soon, though,...
Noted & Quoted
The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) announced the appointment of Bob Bocher as an OITP Fellow.Currently, Bocher is library technology consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's...
OPACs in the Clouds
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In today's world of instant everything, everyone has been exposed to some form of Web 2.0 technology, and higher education is not exempt from its long reach. Gone are the days of the stereotypical librarian gently persuading...
Social Networking Strategies for Professionals
Library professionals have always engaged with associations and communities to share experiences and information. Going back through the earliest times of the profession, librarians have interacted through conference meetings, professional publications,...
Thriving on Technology's Edge
When CIL's editorial leaders crafted Vol. 29's themes, they were challenged to think about what might be happening in library technology some 12 months into the future. That's a constructive exercise in itself. It also serves as a reminder of the fast...
U.S. Public Libraries and Web 2.0: What's Really Happening?
'2.0' is just the beginning-public libraries will continue to evolve in an effort to give their patrons the best service possible.In the last few years, technology-savvy librarians have begun turning their attention to a host of new tools to connect...
U.S. Public Libraries and Web 2.0: What's Really Happening? '2.0' Is Just the Beginning-Public Libraries Will Continue to Evolve in an Effort to Give Their Patrons the Best Service Possible
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the last few years, technology-savvy librarians have begun turning their attention to a host of new tools to connect with their users and colleagues. The umbrella term for these new technologies--Web 2.0--began gaining...
When He Said Linking, He Really Meant Linking
Last month I wrote about a first step toward building a better web--improving our links. There are many reasons to improve our links, starting with their design. To paraphrase Tim Berners-Lee, "Yes, you have to think about the design of your links."...