Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 6, July/August

Handheld Libraries 101
Using Mobile Technologies in the Academic LibraryIf your library has no plans for mobile outreach, keep reading-you'll find ideas to make your library a true 21st-century information hub.The 2009 "Horizon Report" called mobile technologies "an opportunity...
#Hashtag Librarians
Embedding Myself into a Class via Twitter and BlogsI could see how a librarian embedded into the Twitter stream might provide an interesting spin on the idea of using Twitter in the classroom, as well as on the concept of 'embedded librarianship.'The...
How Next-Gen R U?
A Review of Academic OPACS in the United States and CanadaWith vendors seeming to abandon their ILS-integrated OPACS in order to develop and promote their discovery tools, we were curious as to just what was the current state of affairs for academic...
Libguides: A CMS for Busy Librarians
After years of working with a merely usable CMS, it has been a joy to work with a CMS designed with libraries in mind.One of the toughest challenges in an academic library systems office is how to manage and present the extensive selection of electronic...
Making Wise Buys
Five Values to Consider When Evaluating a Library PurchaseLibrary staff members should ultimately base their purchasing choices on the mission statements of their employing institutions. Fortunately, library mission statements have much in common. Undoubtedly,...
Online Public Access Catalog
The Google Maps of the Library WorldWhat do Google Maps and a libraryâeuro(TM)s OPAC have in common? Google Maps provides users with all the information they need for a trip in one place; users can get directions and find out what attractions, hotels,...
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