Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, January

22nd Annual Computers in Libraries 2007: North America's Largest Technology Conference & Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
BEYOND LIBRARY 2.0: Building Communities, Connections, & Strategies [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] April 16-18, 2007 Hyatt Regency Crystal City * Arlington, Virginia Internet@Schools East * April 16-17 * Info Discovery and Search Engines...
Building a Library Web Site on the Pillars of Web 2.0
A year and a half ago when I started as the head of libraries' Web services, the University of Houston (UH) Libraries was undertaking a project to dramatically reshape its Web site. The site had been in a state of flux and it needed a new structure...
eLearning about Library 2.0
Librarians are feeling threatened from all sides these days, from the Internet with its promise of quick and easy answers to every imaginable question to commercial establishments such as Borders that offer ambience and refreshments alongside the books....
Get a (Second) Life! Prospecting for Gold in a 3-D World
Many of us have a full first life and would find it difficult to take on a second. But through the Alliance Second Life Library project, a number of librarians from all over the globe are taking second lives and jobs in the Second Life 3-D virtual...
Get Online, Get Found, Get in the Know!
I'm writing this from the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, Calif., where the dominant theme in many of the sessions is to "go where your users are." This being Internet Librarian, in this case going where your users are means getting involved...
Introducing Libraries in Computers
Welcome to my first Libraries in Computers column for Computers in Libraries magazine. I hope you'll find it to be thought-provoking and fun to read. In this first column, I'll introduce myself, explain the funny name, and start things off by asking...
Mission IM-Possible: Starting an Instant Message Reference Service Using Trillian
We work at Musselman Library, which serves the Gettysburg College community. Gettysburg College is a private liberal arts school in Gettysburg, Pa., that has an enrollment of roughly 2,600 undergraduate students. I, Ronalee, am the reference and Web...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsC. Berger Group, Inc. (CBG) announced that Anne Craig, director of the Illinois State Library, is the recipient of the Illinois Library Association's (ILA) Librarian of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by CBG...
Out with the Old, in with the New
Ah, January--the time of renewal and fresh starts. For me, it's a time when I like to finish up, clean out, and get rid of old things at home so I can start new tasks. At work, I like to do the same. This year is no exception. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Spam Wars: The Battle of the Formbots
It's not exactly the epic struggle of good versus evil, but year after year we find ourselves fighting against a constant onslaught of obnoxious and predatory activity on the Internet. There seems to be no end to spam, phishing, viruses, worms, and...
Surfing the Library 2.0 Wave
There's an ocean full of metaphors we can use to help us grasp the opportunities arising from "everything 2.0," but I have a favorite--surfing. Surfing sounds great, but requires skills that "hodads" may not have thought about. There are wipeouts galore,...
Transformative Sharing with Instant Messaging, Wikis, Interactive Maps, and Flickr
The new face of my library is transparently interactive. Collaborative Web tools, including wikis, instant messaging, and social networking sites, have transformed our reference services, staff intranet, and interactions with users and stakeholders....
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