Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 6, July/August

Book Title Output and Average Prices 2008-2011
Production of ebooks . . . continued to soar, registering a gain of 65.54% and building on hikes of 24.97% in 2010 and 51.37% in 2009.Excerpted from The Library and Book Trade Almanac, 57th edition, 2012The print publishing industry is showing signs...
Growing a Technology Equipment Service in an Academic Library
The feedback supplied by your patrons will go a long way toward helping you determine your technological equipment needs.The 21st-century student is highly technological. In order to encourage and enable our technologically advanced students, we wanted...
How to Choose the Right Reading Device for You and Your Users
Netbooks vs. Tablets vs. E-ReadersThis, my friends, is the 21st century. Is it possible that there is something better than a book when it comes to the ancient art of reading?The basic formula for reading has been the same for quite some time now: put...
Researching. Evaluating. and Choosing a Backup Service in the Cloud
Recovery - another feature that differentiates various cloud backup vendors - should be easily accomplished.Backups are a modern fact of life. Every organization that has any kind of computing technology (and that is all of them these days) needs to...
The Reference Statistic Shuffle
Finding a Tool That not Only Adds Stuff Up but Improves ResultsAs reference librarians, we are constantly balancing our reference duties against other duties, for example, collection development and departmental liaison. I work as a reference librarian...
The Rise of the Digital Public Library
Libraries increasingly are fulfilling roles as technology hubs for their communities, with high demand for technology and career development training resources.Excerpted from 'The Digital Squeeze: Libraries at the Crossroads: The Library Resource Guide...
Up from the Ashes
In our annual survey of libraries, ITFs research division reported this year that library budgets have stabilized and may even be increasing, but it's still hard for most libraries to make ends meet. The budget squeeze has in several ways accelerated...
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