Information Technology and Libraries

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 3, September

Adoption of E-Book Readers among College Students: A Survey
To learn whether e-book readers have become widely popular among college students, this study surveys students at one large, urban, four-year public college. The survey asked whether the students owned e-book readers and if so, how often they used...
Click Analytics: Visualizing Website Use Data
Click analytics is a powerful technique that displays what and where users are clicking on a webpage helping libraries to easily identify areas of high and low usage on a page without having to decipher website use data sets. Click analytics is a subset...
Editorial and Technological Workflow Tools to Promote Website Quality
Library websites are an increasingly visible representation of the library as an institution, which makes website quality an important way to communicate competence and trustworthiness to users. A website editorial workflow is one way to enforce a...
Editorial Board Thoughts: Eating Our Own Dogfood
I'll never forget helping one of my relatives learn how to use his first computer. We ran through the basics: turning the computer and monitor on, pointing and clicking, typing, and opening and closing windows. I went away to college, and when I came...
Editorial: Koyaanisqatsi
Life out of balance. Those who saw it will surely recall the 1982 film that juxtaposed images of stunning natural beauty with scenes of humankind's intrusion into the environment, all set to a score by Philip Glass. The title is a Hopi word meaning...
Factors Affecting University Library Website Design
Existing studies have extensively explored factors that affect users" intentions to use university library website resources (ULWR); yet little attention has been given to factors affecting university library website design. This paper investigates...
Librarians and Technology Skill Acquisition: Issues and Perspectives
Libraries are increasingly searching for and employing librarians with significant technology skill sets. This article reports on a study conducted to determine how well prepared librarians are for their positions in academic libraries, how they acquired...
President's Message: Reflections on Membership
As I write my first President's Message for ITAL, I am wrapping up my year as vice president and the ALA Annual Conference is fast approaching. The past year has been a busy one--handling necessary division business, including meeting with my fellow...
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