Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, January-February

Duking It out in the Ebook's 'Wild West' Marketplace
The ebook is a new medium, but it follows many other breakthrough products with histories of disruption, adoption, market acceptance, and the forging of new business relationships. Perennials such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, and iPods come to mind, as each of...
E-Everywhere
This month's issue of Computers in Libraries magazine falls at the intersection of two persistent trends: the digitization of everything and the ability to access it from anywhere. The end game? Nothing says it better than our cover, which promises...
iPhone, Android, or Kindle: The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library Has an App for That and So Can You
If you are like the millions of people buying the latest smartphone, iPhone 5, or Samsung Galaxy S III, your local library should have something to offer you. The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, for one, has an app for that! And so can you. Dubbed...
New Year's Checklist for Tech Hygiene
Hello, and happy New Year. Standing columnist Donna Ekart is letting me write her first column of the new year, just as I did last year. In honor of the occasion, I have a New Year's checklist for you. To set the stage, when I used to work in an...
Offering More Than Just Casebooks: Law Libraries and the Decision to Circulate Mobile Tablets and E-Readers: The Success of Intermingling New Mobile Technology and Current Library Systems Sparked Many Academic Libraries to Add Tablet PCs to Their Lists of Items Available for Circulation
Libraries today are determined to meet the expanding needs of their patrons by keeping their services and book collections up-to-date with the rapidly growing technological advances. Many have adapted to the innovative changes seamlessly by integrating...
Technical Infrastructure in Libraries: To Tweak or Transform?
As we move into another year, I am looking forward to tracking any developments in the library technology arena that will provide libraries with better infrastructure and tools to support their strategic missions. We're at an incredibly interesting...
The Why's and How's of Integrating Downloadable Academic Ebooks: Since Ebooks Are Getting Used, It Makes Sense to Ensure That the Library Provides a Full Range of Functionality to Give Library Users as Many Options as Possible
There has been a noticeable divide the past few years within the library world regarding electronic books. Many academic libraries have been purchasing or leasing web-based academic ebooks for years. Most public libraries on the other hand (thanks...
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