Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, January/February

Ask a Librarian
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, Gwen Gregory, associate director for Access & Organization, and Ramsey Donnell, reference librarian,...
Digital Tidbits
Technology has transformed libraries. There are digital libraries, electronic collections, online databases and catalogs, ebooks, downloadable books, and much more. With free technology such as social websites, newspaper collections, downloadable online...
Digitization on a Mission Part II: Walking the Walk
In my last column on digitization in libraries, I found web resources that covered about the topic in general terms, stressing that careful planning and maintenance are necessary to ensure that digital collections remain accessible even as technology...
Involving the Community in Digitization
BUILDING DIGITAL COLLECTIONS THAT CAN EXCITE AND TEACH IS A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH.Taking the lead in digital library development demonstrates that the profession is breaking new ground in the online era. Our many successes in rolling...
New Workflows for Born-Digital Assets
TRADITIONAL ARCHIVAL PROCESSING METHODS AND DESCRIPTION STANDARDS OFTEN DO NOT APPLY TO BORN-DIGITAL MEDIA, REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW METHODS AND STANDARDS.Charles E. Bracker was a professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University from...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsThe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced that it has awarded the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to five libraries and five museums. According to the announcement, the award...
What to Expect When You're Digitizing
A PRIMER FOR THE SOLO DIGITAL LIBRARIANWith creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to reach out for help, you can be well on your way to launching your digital collections within a year-even if you are a 'lone wolf digital librarian.Starting a digitization...
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