Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 6, June

Core Values Lead Us to the Core of the Enterprise
I ran a business as a first career, and I have brought several beliefs along with me into the information profession. Perhaps having a board of directors, a monthly profit/loss statement, and a balance sheet helped me visualize our core business in...
Enterprise Content Buying-The New Landscape
It is not news that the global economy is in a major crisis: a recession. We see it when we turn on our televisions, access the internet, or read a newspaper or our favorite weekly magazine. It is affecting everyone in some manner. We personally, or...
Get Ready to Thrive
With the SLA Centennial celebration occurring in Washington, D.C., this month, I'm reminded that good things tend to endure. It was in anticipation of the SLA celebration that many months ago we planned to focus this June issue on libraries in the...
Libraries Thrive through Enterprise Computing
Enterprise computing ranks as one of the most firmly established trends in IT over the last decade. This approach involves building a single technical infrastructure, designed as an organic whole, that spans an organization. Enterprise networks address...
Libraries Thrive through Enterprise Computing; When It Comes to Institutional Relevancy, Independence Isn't a Virtue. It's Interdependence That Makes a Library a More Valuable Organizational Asset
Enterprise computing ranks as one of the most firmly established trends in IT over the last decade. This approach involves building a single technical infrastructure, designed as an organic whole, that spans an organization. Enterprise networks address...
Library Blogs: What's Most Important for Success within the Enterprise?
So should library management support blogs in the enterprise?The answer is yes.Library blogs, such as the one I supervise as associate director for public services at UCLA's Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, exchange information and ideas on everything...
Library Blogs: What's Most Important Success within the Enterprise?
Library blogs, such as the one I supervise as associate director for public services at UCLA's Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, exchange information and ideas on everything from the everyday, such as library services, to the profound, such as...
"Next-Generation" Federated Search: Critical for Intellectual Property Research
Overview Next-generation federated search technologies are quickly becoming an essential and indispensable tool for attorneys, paralegals, expert witnesses, and owners of IP to create, protect, monitor and litigate their intellectual property portfolios....
Noted & Quoted
ACRL announced that Bruce Connolly and Gail Golderrnan have been named the 2009 recipients of the first Association of College & Research Libraries College Libraries Section ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award.Presented by ProQuest,...
Online Law School Video Repository: The Flash Way
About 3 years ago, a law professor at Rutgers University School of Law, where I work as digital services librarian, asked me if law faculty members could record the audio and video of class lectures and share them in an open or protected online website...
Pew Presentation Helps Libraries Get Social
Libraries have a large role to play in the social networking experience, according to a presentation by Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. In the presentation, titled "Friending Libraries: Why Libraries Can Become...
Putting Your Knowledge out There
It seems the longer I stay in libraries, the less my job comes to resemble a "normal" library job. Now I do mostly communications work, finding new ways to talk about the various and sundry library initiatives on our campus. I've been asked, more than...
Search without Boundaries Using Simple APIs
How could we integrate the functionalities of one application with another and provide a single point of entry for users to search across?The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Library, where I serve as the digital services librarian, is increasingly challenged...
Search without Boundaries Using Simple APIs; How Could We Integrate the Functionalities of One Application with Another and Provide a Single Point of Entry for Users to Search Across?
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Library, where I serve as the digital services librarian, is increasingly challenged to make it easier for users to find information from many heterogeneous information sources. Information is scattered throughout...
Special Librarians Still Matter to the Enterprise
Librarians in public and academic libraries are used to questions about the need for libraries and librarians in the "digital age." Many people assume that between Wikipedia and Google, everything they would ever need to know can be found with just...
The Illusion of Stability
Change is nothing new in libraries. In many ways, change is what we're here for, in more ways than we care to discuss on most days. Many of our public libraries have seen rapid upticks in usage counts as the U.S. economy struggles, while time-honored...
The Illusion of Stability; a Library with a Staff That Can Stay on Top of What's Working and What's Breaking Is a Library That Just Might Continue to Look like a Bedrock of Stability to Its Users
Change is nothing new in libraries. In many ways, change is what we're here for, in more ways than we care to discuss on most days. Many of our public libraries have seen rapid upticks in usage counts as the U.S. economy struggles, while time-honored...
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