Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, March

A Mbile Aplication for Discovery: Libraries Are Slowly Achieving the Ability to Shape the Architecture of Virtual Spaces So That End Users Can Relate to Them Based on Their Interactions with the Modern Web as a Whole
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The last 5 years have heralded a number of important changes to virtual libraries in academic and public settings. Despite this continual effort to improve library catalogs and websites, the fundamentals of these online spaces...
A Mobile Application for DISCOVERY
The last 5 years have heralded a number of important changes to virtual libraries in academic and public settings. Despite this continual effort to improve library catalogs and websites, the fundamentals of these online spaces remain relatively unchanged....
Conference Overview
WORKSHOPS Computers in Libraries 2011 features two academies--popular 1-day intensive updates by industry leaders--covering the latest searching tips by experts in the field and key hot topics for web managers. Workshops are offered Sunday March...
Discovering Harry Pottery Barn
In recent years, libraries have turned away from the traditional online catalog to embrace a new genre of public interfaces that go by names such as next-generation library catalogs, discovery interfaces, or discovery services. These new products aim...
Discovering Harry Pottery Barn: Although Library Discovery Systems Have Improved Dramatically, We Still Have a Long Way to Go
In recent years, libraries have turned away from the traditional online catalog to embrace a new genre of public interfaces that go by names such as next-generation library catalogs, discovery interfaces, or discovery services. These new products aim...
DISCOVERING OPEN SOURCE DISCOVERY: Using VuFind to Create MnPALS Plus
The goal of having a robust discovery system is a priority of the libraries we serve (both authors work at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Todd as system director of libraries and Stephen as executive director of the PALS program). Given...
Discovering Open Source: Discovery: Using VuFind to Create MnPALS Plus: We Decided to Implement and Work to Enhance an Open Source Set of Discovery Applications to Provide a More Economical Solution for Our Libraries
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The goal of having a robust discovery system is a priority of the libraries we serve (both authors work at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Todd as system director of libraries and Stephen as executive director...
Focusing the Library Web
Rosters of tools, services, platforms, collections, and social media links that now populate library websites have been growing for years. Many of these functionalities are essential to daily operations, so library web design in 2011 is no less of a...
Focusing the Library Web: Library Web Design in 2011 Is No Less of a Priority Than It Was 15 Years Ago
Focusing the Library Web Rosters of tools, services, platforms, collections, and social media links that now populate library websites have been growing for years. Many of these functionalities are essential to daily operations, so library web design...
Geotagging Digital Collections: Beaver Tracks Mobile Project
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BeaverTracks Historical Locations and Walking Tour is a mobile project at Oregon State University (OSU), where I serve as programmer/analyst. It connects the past to the present by linking historic images to current campus...
How to Document Your Software
Last night I tried to install some software, but it didn't work. The process was painful because the software's installation documentation left a lot to be desired. I wasn't sure which order I should use to perform certain steps. Some of the steps assumed...
How to Document Your Software: My Goal Here Is a Basic Template to Use for Documenting Software When You Want You Want to Package It for Sharing
Last night I tried to install some software, but it didn't work. The process was painful because the software's installation documentation left a lot to be desired. I wasn't sure which order I should use to perform certain steps. Some of the steps...
Making Library Resources 'Discoverable
Making Library Resources 'Discoverable' "I didn't know the library had that," are words that make librarians cringe. We know that we have great resources, whether they're in print, audio, video, or electronic formats. Through current technologies...
Making Library Resources 'Discoverable'
"I didn't know the library had that," are words that make librarians cringe. We know that we have great resources, whether they're in print, audio, video, or electronic formats. Through current technologies we can provide access to materials that just...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsawardsThe Special Libraries Association announced the five winners of the 2011 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award. This award is sponsored by The H.W. Wilson Co., The H.W. Wilson Foundation, and the...
On Average: How Your Library Budget Stacks Up
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Last fall, Information Today, Inc.'s research division, Unisphere Research, conducted a survey of more than 1,200 public, academic, government, and special libraries with budget authority in North America. The study determined...
Tech Tips for a Virtual Spring Cleaning
A colleague of mine once worked in a library that had annual cleaning days. The library closed for the day, and everyone came to work in scruffy clothes, grabbed dust cloths and cleaning supplies, and shined the place up a bit. I love this idea, while...
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) announced three appointments. After President Barack Obama announced his appointment in December, William J. Boarman has now been sworn in as the 26th Public Printer of the U.S., and...
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