Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 10, November-December

Application of Library Management Software in Aligarh Muslim University: There Is No Doubt That the Automation of the Maulana Azad Library Has Changed Its Complexion Significantly, and It Has Proved Beneficial for Both Staff and Students
Sir Syed Ahmad founded the Madrasatul Uloom in a small city named Aligarh in India. The establishment of this institute, which was later known as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental (MAO) College and has now become Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), marks one...
Around the World with Library Technology
Exchanging ideas and stories of successful projects is always helpful for librarians who are intent on improving library service. A different perspective can be especially beneficial. The internet makes it easy to learn from other librarians in distant...
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, Fiona Bradley, information services librarian at the University of Technology,...
Collaborating across Time Zones: How 2.0 Technology Can Bring Your Global Team Together: The Web 2.0 Tools and Services That Are Making Socializing, Networking, and Communicating in General So Easy Are Also Making Group Projects Seriously Simple
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Collaboration--the process of creating something with more than one person involved--is not new. People have been collaborating on written documents, on graphical artwork, and on software for years. What is new are the amazing...
Encouraging: Global Information Literacy: The Importance of Information Literacy Has Taken a Back Seat to a World That Focuses on Technology
While much has been done to address the digital divide, awareness concerning the importance of information literacy (IL) has taken a back seat to a world that focuses on technology. Librarians and educators have done amazing things to address the content...
Everything New under the Sun
The focus of this month's issue is, as always, libraries and the things librarians can do with technology to help their patrons. And, as always, we have a lot of interesting case studies to share. But recognizing that lessons don't always come from...
Failure Is Always an Option
Things are failing all around us. A few years ago, several large companies disappeared almost overnight in a series of scandals. This year, the mortgage industry imploded. More recently, stalwart financial and insurance corporations have been dropping...
Information Literacy: A Representative Sampling of Resource Types
Academic Institutions and Articles Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) information literacy standards www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlinfolit/informationliteracy.cfm and guides, curriculum/pedagogy, and assessment issues...
International Patrons Embrace Technology at Their Own Pace
A lot of the study about how we use technology focuses on the youngest and swiftest: teens and college students. The revolution of sharing music files confirmed just how powerful this technological "voting bloc" is. Yet the high-tech population is...
Learning the Languages
Just because you speak English doesn't mean your public access computers have to, especially if your patrons don't. While buying books in multiple languages can be taxing on the budget, using technology in different languages can be a simple and practically...
Library Technology International
I've been extremely fortunate over the last few years to have had the opportunity to travel to many different parts of the world and speak and work with librarians in many countries. It has been great to have the chance to see firsthand some incredible...