Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, May

AAUP's Report Prepares Presses for Digital Shift
The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) released a report titled "Sustaining Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models for University Presses." The report, written by members of the AAUP's Task Force on Economic Models for Scholarly Publishing,...
Adding a New Code Tool to Your Toolbox
Programmers are always looking to learn about new tools and techniques. New and updated languages, servers, and frameworks are always appearing. New approaches to old problems supersede old approaches, and whole new paradigms arise when the computing...
Bringing History to the Library
UBC Library is making a difference in correcting the past's erasures in Canada's national memory ... innovatively creating a different approach to library and archiving that brings together communities and students at UBC Library.Uniersity-Community...
Bringing History to the Library: University-Community Engagement in the Academic Library
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Through the power of easily accessible and engaging new digital media technologies, family and oral histories can give voice to the unknown and overlooked stories of immigrants and their families--stories that often never...
Embedded Course Reserves
Piecing he Puzzle TogetherNorthern Michigan University (NMU) is a public 4year undergraduate institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students. The university's Division of Academic Information Services encompasses both...
Embedded Course Reserves: Piecing the Puzzle Together
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Northern Michigan University (NMU) is a public 4-year undergraduate institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students. The university's Division of Academic Information Services encompasses...
In the Academic Library, It's All about the Learning Experience
Last month we explored online resources that dealt with the efforts of public librarians to meet the challenges posed by technology and to provide better service by focusing on the user experience, whether the user is inside the library or accessing...
Librarians as Experts
Using the Web to Asseti Our ValueWe are librarians at a time when many wonder about the future of our field. People see challenges to libraries in funding, in ebooks, and in the internet. However, in this information-rich age, our roles in libraries...
Librarians as Experts: Using the Web to Assert Our Value
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] We are librarians at a time when many wonder about the future of our field. People see challenges to libraries in funding, in ebooks, and in the internet. However, in this information--rich age, our roles in libraries are...
Making Twitter Work for You
On the surface, managing a social media account such as Twitter for your library seems like a simple task. Typing 140 characters a couple of times a day, how hard could that be? The number of people who have jumped in, naively thinking it's something...
New Metrics for Academic Social Media Users
In late fall 2010, Forrester Research, Inc. updated its report on the state of social networking at the industry level. In order to read the full report, you must be a Forrester client. But SLA summarized some key findings of this research in the November...
Noted & Quoted
IGI Global announced that Sue Polanka has been named a Mover and Shaker 2011 by Library Journal. According to the announcement, Movers and Shakers 2011 honors 50 emerging leaders in the library field from around the world who are innovative and creative.Currently,...
Shaping the Curriculum
The Power of a Library's Digital ResourcesI work as engineering and mathematics librarian for the University of Arkansas (U of A). A favorite part of my job here is helping students obtain quality information for their assignments, especially if those...
Shaping the Curriculum: The Power of a Library's Digital Resources
I work as engineering and mathematics librarian for the University of Arkansas (U of A). A favorite part of my job here is helping students obtain quality information for their assignments, especially if those resources are provided through the library....
Transformations in Academic Libraries Demand Transformed Automation Support
I'LL EXPLORE SOME OF THE GAPS BETWEEN LIBRARY AUTOMATION AND THE CURRENT NEEDS OF LIBRARIES.When I look at the academic and research library arena today, I observe a growing disconnect between the strategic priorities of academic libraries and the technology...
Transformations in Academic Libraries Demand Transformed Automation Support: I'll Explore Some of the Gaps between Library Automation and the Current Needs of Libraries
When I look at the academic and research library arena today, I observe a growing disconnect between the strategic priorities of academic libraries and the technology environments in place to support their work. Academic libraries struggle to find...