Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 7, September

A Cloudy Forecast for Libraries
Of all the technology trends that I've been following for the last couple of years, cloud computing continues to gain the most momentum and stands positioned to most radically transform the shape of library technology. I see that we're at one of those...
Ask a Librarian
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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, we hear from Sandra Stewart, IDEAS (innovation, digital and electronic resources...
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, we hear from Sandra Stewart, IDEAS (innovation, digital and electronic resources and steff training and...
Creating a Mobile Library Website
Libraries are constantly adapting to new developments in technology. The number of mobile technologies reaching users is increasing daily, and so is the use of these technologies. This creates a need for the library to find ways to use mobile devices...
Creating a Mobile Library Website: Since the Library Wasn't Equipped Technologically to Develop an In-House Application Platform and Because We Wanted the Content to Work across All Mobile Platforms, We Decided to Focus on Creating a Mobile Web-Based Platform
Libraries are constantly adapting to new developments in technology. The number of mobile technologies reaching users is increasing daily, and so is the use of these technologies. This creates a need for the library to find ways to use mobile devices...
Customizing Your Library's Facebook Page
Most libraries have Facebook pages. They're great for putting up hours and events and highlighting your collections, but unless you put in some special effort, every Facebook page looks more or less the same. If you've established who your audience...
From Cloud to Mobile
Drawing Down Big Info Into Little AppsMobile apps are a delivery option that libraries need to consider when developing service and content for their users.In the past 5 years, cloud computing has gone from an abstract idea to state-of-the-art storage,...
From Cloud to Mobile Drawing Down Big Info into Little Apps: Mobile Apps Are a Delivery Option That Libraries Need to Consider When Developing Service and Content for Their Users
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] in the past 5 years, cloud computing has gone from an abstract idea to state-of-the-art storage, transforming the way organizations structure their information services and making ubiquitous just-in-time (JIT) information...
New Messages, New Mediums
In the last columns I wrote before the break for the Buyer's Guide issue, I discussed how all types of librarians are examining the library's mission to serve tech-savvy communities and define new services based on the changing needs of its users....
New Messages, New Mediums
In the last columns I wrote before the break for the Buyer's Guide issue, I discussed how all types of librarians are examining the library's mission to serve tech-sawy communities and define new services based on the changing needs of its users. But...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsawardsThe Public Library Association announced that David Newyear is the recipient of the Polaris Innovation in Technology John Riff Award.Currently, Newyear is the adult information services manager at the Mentor...
Project iPad
Investigating Tablet Integration in Learning and Libraries at Ryerson UniversityWe found that the iPad, though not yet as integral to academic Life as a computer, can be a powerful· tooL in aiding collaboration, encouraging organization, and assisting...
Project iPad: Investigating Tablet Integration in Learning and Libraries at Ryerson University: We Found That the iPad, Though Not Yet as Integral to Academic Life as a Computer, Can Be a Powerful Tool in Aiding Collaboration, Encouraging Organization, and Assisting Learning Regardless of Field or Level of Academic Achievement
The year 2010 saw a major revolution in tablet technology with the introduction of the Apple iPad. Curious about the potential of this new technology for libraries, a group of librarians at Ryerson University in Toronto seized an opportunity to investigate...
Taking out Your Library
Though we provide some general guidance to our writers each month and, as a result, there's generally a strong coherence to our issues, it's rare that a single issue holds together so well as this one does. Our authors and columnists were clearly all...
The Importance of User Observation
Over the past several years, the profession has moved aggressively to learn all about new technologies, blending them into the diverse information ecologies of our learning spaces. Yet even as we experiment with new technology, we have also practiced...
The Importance of User Observation
Over the past several years, the profession has moved aggressively to learn all about new technologies, blending them into the diverse information ecologies of our learning spaces. Yet even as we experiment with new technology, we have also practiced...
The Mistakes We Make with Standards
It's been said that "the great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from." It's also been said that "if you like laws, sausages, and standards, don't watch them being made." My inability to choose one standard joke about standards...
U.S. Public Libraries and Web Technologies
More important than simply identifying the number of libraries experimenting with Facebook and other interactive tools is discovering what these libraries have in common and what benefits, if any, their forays onto Facebook and the like bring.What's...
U.S. Public Libraries and Web Technologies: What's Happening Now? More Important Than Simply Identifying the Number of Libraries Experimenting with Facebook and Other Interactive Tools Is Discovering What These Libraries Have in Common and What Benefits, If Any, Their Forays onto Facebook and the like Bring
Public libraries have a lot of friends. And we're not just talking Friends of Libraries groups here (though they're important too). This article has more to do with the kind that can defriend you or at least block your messages from their newsfeeds...
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