Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 10, December

Ask a Librarian
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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 Computers in Libraries. In this issue, J.T.F. Burgess, a virtual reference librarian at Troy...
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 Computers in Libraries. In this issue, J.T.F. Burgess, a virtual reference librarian at Troy University, speculates on...
Augmenting Your Reality Part 2: Nuts and Bolts Edition
This is the second half of a two-part series on augmented reality applications, so I feel like I owe you a "Previously, on Tech Tips for Every Librarian ..." (If you were here for last month's installment, feel free to get a snack now.) Last month,...
Can QR Codes Be Used to Deliver Library Services?
In order for libraries to stay relevant, librarians must implement the technologies that users routinely employ in their daily lives. In addition to knowing about the latest developments, we must decide which are likely to be widely adopted and which...
Can QR Codes Be Used to Deliver Library Services?
In order for libraries to stay relevant, librarians must implement the technologies that users routinely employ in their daily lives. In addition to knowing about the latest developments, we must decide which are likely to be widely adopted and which...
Forging Ahead through Times of Major Transitions
I CONTINUE TO BE OPTIMISTIC THAT THE INSTITUTION AND THE PROFESSION WILL PROSPER WELL INTO THE DISTANT FUTURE.Despite many factors that present libraries and librarians with challenges of enormous concern, I continue to be optimistic that the institution...
Forging Ahead through Times of Major Transitions: I Continue to Be Optimistic That the Institution and the Profession Will Prosper Well into the Distant Future
Despite many factors that present libraries and librarians with challenges of enormous concern, I continue to be optimistic that the institution and the profession will prosper well into the distant future. The siege against library funding continues....
I've Seen the Future, and It's Surprisingly Cheap
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Who doesn't like a good bargain? Especially in these difficult economic times, we're all on the lookout for savings. Never has open source and freeware seemed like a better option. Now, I know we've all heard that open...
I've Seen the Future, and It's Surprisingly CHEAP!
More open source communities are offering a wealth of helpful information that frequently put proprietary software to shame.Who doesn't like a good bargain?Especially in these difficult economic times, we're all on the lookout for savings. Never has...
N.J. State Library Rolls out Resources to Public Libraries
Last year, the New Jersey State Library (NJSL), an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, received more than $6.6 million in funding from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsLYRASIS announced four new board of trustees members each elected for a 3year term.Siobhan Reardon, president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Cynthia Roberts, director of library services...
Patient Activation: Public Libraries and Health Literacy
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Saving the Web
IF WE DON'T SAVE TODAY'S WEB NOW, IT MIGHT NOT BE THERE IN THE FUTURE.The web grows, the web breaks, the web goes away. Every day we add more to it. We add more, while we forget about what we added long ago, which is disassembled or crashes and falls...
Saving the Web: If We Don't Save Today's Web Now, It Might Not Be There in the Future
The web grows, the web breaks, the web goes away. Every day we add more to it. We add more, while we forget about what we added long ago, which is disassembled or crashes and falls away and is forgotten. What's done is done and cannot be undone. It...
Taking (or Is That "Tech"ing) Back the Future
Technology has ushered itself into our culture without borders or boundaries. Students and educators have fallen victim to the notion of "information at your fingertips" and "easy access" while taking many things for granted. In the past few years,...
The Special Libraries Association (SLA)
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) announced the winners of its election. Deb Hunt is the new president-elect; Debbie Schachter is chapter cabinet chair-elect; Ann Koopman is division cabinet chair-elect; Marilyn Bromley and Hal Kirkwood are directors....
Three Enduring Trends, Sustained by Crossover Thinking
IT FALLS TO US TO MAKE NEW TECH MORE MANAGEABLE FOR OUR USERS AT A LOWER COST IN STRESS AND AGGRAVATIONRecently I attended a fundraising event that featured Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and California governor Jerry Brown. Over the course...
Three Enduring Trends, Sustained by Crossover Thinking: It Falls to Us to Make New Tech More Manageable for Our Users at a Lower Cost in Stress and Aggravation
Recently I attended a fundraising event that featured Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and California governor Jerry Brown. Over the course of the evening, I talked to several former doctoral students I have known, many of whom are now...
Web Archiving at the Library of Congress
WITH SO MUCH GLOBAL CULTURAL HERITAGE BEING DOCUMENTED ONLINE, WE ARE INCREASINGLY BECOMING AWARE OF THE NEED TO PRESERVE THIS RESOURCE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.In the 20 years since the World Wide Web was invented, it has become woven into everyday life...
Web Archiving at the Library of Congress: With So Much Global Cultural Heritage Being Documented Online, We Are Increasingly Becoming Aware of the Need to Preserve This Resource for Future Generations
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the 20 years since the World Wide Web was invented, it has become woven into everyday life--a platform by which a huge number of individuals and more traditional publishers distribute information and communicate with one...
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