Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 7, September

Coping with Complex Collections: Managing Print and Digital
Library collections are becoming increasingly diverse in terms of the many different formats represented, and each brings its own challenges for management and access. Almost any library these days is likely to be involved with print, electronic, and...
Coping with Complex Collections: Managing Print and Digital: The Increasing Richness and Corresponding Complexity of Library Collections Are a Reality That Isn't Likely to Abate, nor Would We Want It To
Marshall Breeding Independent Consultant and Founder of Library Technology Guides Library collections are becoming increasingly diverse in terms of the many different formats represented, and each brings its own challenges for management and access....
Digital Migration Strategies, Old and New
Digital migrations have been going on for quite a while. Lately, the rate of evolution seems to be accelerating once again; with so many ventures and concepts in play, it is getting hard to keep track of it all - a familiar pattern. For that reason it...
Digital Migration Strategies, Old and New: What Was True in 2006 and What Is Still True Is That When We Think outside of the 'Scanning Box: We Can See a Whole New Terrain of Opportunity, Both for the Profession and for Our Patrons
Digital migrations have been going on for quite a while. Lately, the rate of evolution seems to be accelerating once again; with so many ventures and concepts in play, it is getting hard to keep track of it all--a familiar pattern. For that reason...
Ebooks: Their Time Has Finally Come
Amazon's recent announcement that the Harry Potter series of books would be included in the Kindle Lending Library angered many of my local colleagues. They felt that Amazon took a "swipe" at libraries by pointing out that libraries could only lend...
Ebooks: Their Time Has Finally Come
Amazon's recent announcement that the Harry Potter series of books would be included in the Kindle Lending Library angered many of my local colleagues. They felt that Amazon took a "swipe" at libraries by pointing out that libraries could only lend one...
How to Develop a User Interface That Your Real Users Will Love
As we all know, a "user interface" is the part of an interactive system that bridges the user and the underlying functionality of the system. But we sometimes forget that the best interfaces will provide a platform to optimize the users' interactions...
Measuring Social Media and the Greater Digital Landscape
Remember the good old days of the internet, when the measurement of your organization's digital landscape was merely tracked in page hits, site visits, and unique visitors? The tools used for tracking and reporting website usage were simple and straightforward...
Measuring Social Media and the Greater Digital Landscape: As Analytical Tools Continue to Emerge and Mature for This Frontier, One Would Hope for an Improve Standard for Metrics That Might Allow for Better Apples-to-Apples Comparisons
Remember the good old days of the internet, when the measurement of your organization's digital landscape was merely tracked in page hits, site visits, and unique visitors? The tools used for tracking and reporting website usage were simple and straightforward...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsThe American Library Association (ALA) announced that Barbara K. Stripling has been elected president of ALA for 2013-2014.Stripling is assistant professor of practice at Syracuse University (N.Y.). She has been...
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
The Day Meebo DiedFor me, summers pass in a way that, if not exactly lazy, is at least a little hazy. The academic library world slows a bit for vacations, conferences, and side projects, and it's a lot less focused than the orientation/instruction/midterms/papers/...
The Day Meebo Died
For me, summers pass in a way that, if not exactly lazy, is at least a little hazy. The academic library world slows a bit for vacations, conferences, and side projects, and it's a lot less focused than the orientation/instruction/midterms/papers/...
Three Perspectives on Independent Ebook Adoption in Academic Libraries
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Though librarians feel professionally responsible for maintaining a comprehensive and current understanding of the ebook landscape, constant technological and contractual changes--due partially to technological evolution and,...
Up for Discussion
The theme this month is Going Digital. In the call for papers, we painted the subject with a broad brush, for we know that libraries have been managing the transition from print to digital for many years now. In fact, over the past couple of decades,...
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