Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

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

2012 Buyer's Guide: What the Vendors Enter Is Exactly What You Get: 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...
Book Title Output and Average Prices 2008-2011: Excerpted from the Library and Book Trade Almanac, 57th Edition, 2012: 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
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The print publishing industry is showing signs of recovering from the worst of the economic downturn even as the surge in popularity of ebooks raises questions about the future of printed materials. From a high of 190,502...
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 to develop a technology equipment service in the library at Texas A&M University-Commerce. We had an idea of what...
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 ...
How to Choose the Right Reading Device for You and Your Users: Netbooks vs. Tablets vs. E-Readers: This, 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?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The basic formula for reading has been the same for quite some time now: put letters against a background on some sort of medium that I can carry around with me and manipulate easily. The book has been dutifully filling this...
Information for Sale/lease
Books--Electronic (Content for E-Books) 3M Library Systems Aaron Cohen Associates Ltd. ABC-CLIO American Psychological Association Document Center, Inc. Facts On File, an Infobase Learning Company IGI Global InteLex Corp. ...
Library Employment Sources on the Internet
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GENERAL SITES/PORTALS American Library Association (ALA): Education & Careers www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/index.cfm Maintained by ALA, this is a useful source of information on library careers, education...
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,...
Researching, Evaluating, and Choosing a Backup Service in the Cloud: Recovery-Another Feature That Differentiates Various Cloud Backup Vendors-Should Be Easily Accomplished
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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 back up its data in case of technological or user errors. Traditionally, large-scale...
Services Sold
Administrative Services Consulting--Legal Infotrieve Inc. NOTEbookS Library Automation Reprints Desk Consulting--Marketing/PR Altarama Information Systems Dysart & Jones Associates InfoGraphics Information Services, Inc....
Software
Adaptive Computing Software ADA Adaptive Interface Software Bibliotheca CyberTools for Libraries IP-DOT Ltd. Userful Adaptive Text Scanning Software IP-DOT Ltd. Adaptive Training Software IP-DOT Ltd. NetSupport ShirWin...
The Reference Statistic Shuffle: Finding a Tool That Not Only Adds Stuff Up but Improves Results
As 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 at Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries in Commerce,...
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
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The economy may be healing, and more funds are flowing to North America's public libraries. However, libraries continue to feel the sting of cutbacks and budget shortfalls. In addition, the historic...
Up from the Ashes
In our annual survey of libraries, ITI's 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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