Information Technology and Libraries

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 3, September

Editorial Board Thoughts: Information Technology in Libraries: Anxiety and Exhilaration
A few weeks ago a valued colleague left our library to move his young family back home to Pittsburgh. Insofar as we were a two-man department, I spent the weeks following the announcement of his imminent departure picking his brain about various projects,...
Editorial Board Thoughts: Rise of the Innovation Commons
That the practice of libraries and librarianship is changing is an understatement. Throughout their history, libraries have adapted and evolved to better meet the needs of the communities served. From content collected and/or archived, to facilities...
Evaluation of Semi-Automatic Metadata Generation Tools: A Survey of the Current State of the Art
INTRODUCTION With the rapid increase in all types of information resources managed by libraries over the last few decades, the ability of the cataloging and metadata community to describe those resources has been severely strained. Furthermore,...
Hidden Online Surveillance: What Librarians Should Know to Protect Their Own Privacy and That of Their Patrons
INTRODUCTION Privacy is important to librarians. The American Library Association Code of Ethics (2008) states that "we protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources...
President's Message
Fall has arrived, faster than expected (as it always does). It seems like ALA Annual just wrapped up in San Francisco, but we're already well underway with the coming year's activities. The National Forum 2015 will be here before you know it. In...
Self-Archiving with Ease in an Institutional Repository: Microinteractions and the User Experience
INTRODUCTION One of the greatest challenges in implementing an institutional repository (IR) at a university is acquiring faculty buy-in. Support from faculty members is essential to ensuring that repositories can make online sharing of scholarly...
What Technology Skills Do Developers Need? A Text Analysis of Job Listings Library and Information Science (LIS) from Jobs.Code4lib.Org
INTRODUCTION For those seeking employment in a technology-intensive position within library and information science (LIS), the number and variation of technology skills required can be daunting. The need to understand common technology job requirements...
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