Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, January-February

Ask a Librarian
Ask a Librarian is a monthly feature where librarians have a chance to comment on Computers in Libraries' topic of the month. In this installment, Gwen Gregory, associate director for Access & Organization, and Ramsey Donnell, reference librarian,...
Digital Tidbits
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Technology has transformed libraries. There are digital libraries, electronic collections, online databases and catalogs, ebooks, downloadable books, and much more. With free technology such as social websites, newspaper collections,...
Digitization on a Mission Part II: Walking the Walk
In my last column on digitization in libraries, I found web resources that covered about the topic in general terms, stressing that careful planning and maintenance are necessary to ensure that digital collections remain accessible even as technology...
Involving the Community in Digitization
Taking the lead in digital library development demonstrates that the profession is breaking new ground in the online era. Our many successes in rolling out useful and historically rich collections also carry the added benefit of reminding our friends...
LYRASIS Announced That Tim Daniels and Peter Murray Will Lead the New Suite of Services for Members
LYRASIS announced that Tim Daniels and Peter Murray will lead the new suite of services for members, LYRASIS Technology Services. Prior to this, Daniels was the assistant state librarian for technology and infrastructure at the Georgia Public Library...
New Workflows for Born-Digital Assets: Traditional Archival Processing Methods and Description Standards Often Do Not Apply to Born-Digital Media, Requiring the Development of New Methods and Standards
Charles E. Bracker was a professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University from 1964 to 1999. His late wife, Anri, was an orchid enthusiast who began collecting and housing orchids in the 1980s--in fact, a flower was named in her honor:...
Party like It's ... 2006?
A new year--time for new things. If you're like a lot of people, you've recently made a whole slate of personal and professional resolutions for 2011. Jog 20 miles each week, pack your lunches for work, participate more in that professional organization...
Play It Again, Sam
If the cover and theme of this issue look familiar, don't worry yourself about having deja vu. Digitization on a Mission was also the theme of our November 2010 issue, and the cover did, indeed, feature a pair of loving hands embracing archival...
Preparing for the Long-Term Digital Future of Libraries
Let's turn the calendar forward a decade or so and consider that libraries might face relative changes that might take place in the reading and entertainment materials that make up their collections. We can project at least some aspects of this world...
What to Expect When You're Digitizing: A Primer for the Solo Digital Librarian
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] With creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to reach out for help, you can be well on your way to launching your digital collections within a yeareven if you are a 'lone wolf' digital librarian. Starting a digitization...
What to Watch for in 2011
I went to the store to buy an e-reader device recently. I never thought I would do that, or that I might want to do that, or that I would write that I went to buy an e-reader. It turns out I did think that, I went to the store to buy it, and here I...
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