Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, January/February

Ask a Librarian
Ask a Librarian is a monthly feature in which librarians have a chance to comment on the topic of the month featured in the current Computerfi in Libraries. In this issue, Qin Zhu, a member of the IEEE Library Advisory Council who focuses on information...
Blog Impossible
This is the inside story of how a handful of volunteers with no budget generated 4 million hits, 400,000 unique visitors, and 365 posts.Amid the sea change that libraries and information centers currently face, we are starting to see compelling solutions...
IMPLEMENTING A NEW CLOUD COMPUTING LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SERVICE: A Symbiotic Approach
Our experience with WMS has been more positive than we expected - and we expected a lot. Our patrons are happier, and we are saving time and money.his is the story of how Pepperdine University migrated its library management functions to the cloud using...
Library Web-Scale
WITHIN THE REAL OF LIBRARY TECHNOLOGIES. WEB-SCALE IS A CONCEPT WOTH EXPLORING AS ONE OF THE NEW ALTERNATIVES ON THE HORIZON.We've been hearing a lot about a web-scale" lately. It has become one of the buzzwords of the library technology arena, and it's...
Moving to the Cloud
Once again an ordinary, everyday noun has been appropriated for a new concept in technology The online version of the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines cloud as "a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor (as water or ice) suspended in the atmosphere...
Noted & Quoted
The New Orleans Public Library announced that Charles Brown is its new executive director. In this position, he will oversee the system's daily operations.Most recently, Brown served as library director at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in Charlotte,...
Onward and Upward
This issue of Computers in Libraries magazine is one of milestones, transitions, and turning points.The theme this month was supposed to be Web-Scale Initiatives, but in the end we decided to name the issue Partnering, since in addition to its web-sized...
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