Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 6, July-August

Four Ways to Use This Directory
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This printed edition of the CIL Buyer's Guide consists of four sections: Products and Services by Category Various types of hardware, software, supplies, and services related to library automation are listed in the first...
Handheld Libraries 101: Using Mobile Technologies in the Academic Library: If Your Library Has No Plans for Mobile Outreach, Keep Reading-You'll Find Ideas to Make Your Library a True 21st-Century Information Hub
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The 2009 "Horizon Report" called mobile technologies "an opportunity for higher education to reach its constituents in new and compelling ways." The report implied that academic libraries would find them to be the ideal tools...
#Hashtag Librarian: Embedding Myself into a Class Via Twitter and Blogs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I could see how a librarian embedded into the Twitter stream might provide an interesting spin on the idea of using Twitter in the classroom, as well as on the concept of 'embedded librarianship.' The idea for this collaborative...
How Next-Gen R U? A Review of Academic OPACs in the United States and Canada
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [The Following is a summary of a research study published in Library Hi Tech (29:2 2011). --Ed.] As a concept, the next-generation catalog (NGC) is not new to librarians, who have been wishing for better OPAC interfaces...
Making Wise Buys: Five Values to Consider When Evaluating a Library Purchase
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Library staff members should ultimately base their purchasing choices on the mission statements of their employing institutions. Fortunately, library mission statements have much in common. Undoubtedly, for example, all libraries...
Online Public Access Catalog: The Google Maps of the Library World
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What do Google Maps and a library's OPAC have in common? Google Maps provides users with all the information they need for a trip in one place; users can get directions and find out what attractions, hotels, and restaurants...
Patron-Driven Ebook Acquisition
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Selecting the most appropriate content for a community is a challenge librarians have faced since the dawn of libraries. Formal patron-driven acquisition (PDA) models have been around for at least a decade. These models attempt...
Products and Services by Category
HARDWARE Adaptive Computing Hardware Keyboards--Adaptive Axel Enterprises Inc. KidComputers.com Monitors--Large Print Display Axel Enterprises Inc. Library Automation Technologies, Inc. Mouse/Alternative Pointers KidComputers.com...
Products and Services by Vendor
This section contains a lot of coded information. Here's what it all means: In all of our Software categories, we gave vendors the option of checking off seven platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac, Unix, and Other. Hence,...
Website Resources LibGuides: A CMS for Busy Librarians York College
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One of the toughest challenges in an academic library systems office is how to manage and present the extensive selection of electronic resources from a variety of vendors. At York College of Pennsylvania, we participated...
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