Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, March

Archives-Taking the Long View: Preservation May Not Absolutely Mean the Completed Continuum of the Content's History, but Rather, It Serves as a Compendium of the 'Official' Content Pieces. or Does It?
The underlying driver of all digital preservation is what our activities will look like in 25, 50, or 100 years. This perspective has to be incorporated into long-range business planning, the technology road map, and community governance. For the...
Building Digital Libraries
Director of Library and Information Resources Institute for Research on Labor and Employment University of California-BerkeleyUsing Apps to Extend the Library's BrandWHAT MATTERS THE MOST IS THAT WE BECOME ACTIVE IN THE WORLD OF APPS AND USE OUR COLLECTION...
Digital Archiving in the Age of Cloud Computing: Whether the Concern Is Protecting Data at the Personal, Professional, or Institutional Level, Digital Storage Services Provide Thorough Cloud Computing Technologies That Can Deliver Extraordinarily High Levels of Protection
By now we are all aware of the fragility of digital information. Any number of events can happen with the potential to destroy hours of work. And as more of our personal and professional existence takes place online, a lifetime of accumulated work...
Digitize This!
This issue of Computers in Libraries magazine is dedicated to two topics that, while not necessarily synonymous, have come to be spoken in the same breath, as twin concepts: digitization and preservation. These twins are not identical, but they...
Embracing the Archives
LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE AWARD WINNERHow NPR Librarians Turned Their Collection Into a Workflow ToolSeveral years ago, National Public Radio (NPR) librarians began developing a new content management system (CMS). It was intended to offer desktop access...
Embracinq the Archives: How NPR Librarians Turned Their Collection into a Workflow Tool
Several years ago, National Public Radio (NPR) librarians began developing a new content management system (CMS). It was intended to offer desktop access for all NPR-produced content, including transcripts, audio, and metadata. Fast-forward to 2011,...
Hacking for Change
The relationships among librarians, vendors, patrons, and technology are in a constant state of negotiation. While we try to optimize access to as much information as possible, we are often working within legal and ethical constraints, trying to figure...
News Desk
news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'My Lifelong Love affair with books and reading continues unaffected by automation, computers, and aLL other forms of the twentieth-century gadgetry.'-Robert DownsEBSCO and ER&L Team Up to Provide FellowshipEBSCO...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotions'Google appears to be backtracking on its once unshakeable anti-censorship stance. ... [Its] anti-censorship feature ... was almost immediately blocked by China. Google retaliated by embedding the function into...
Should You? May You? Can You?
Factors in Selecting Rare Books and Special Collections for DigitizationBy carefully thinking through decisions on what materials to digitize, institutions can produce truly successful digital assets and manage them well to the benefit of audiences now...
Should You? May You? Can You? Factors in Selecting Rare Books and Special Collections for Digitization
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] By carefully thinking through decisions on what materials to digitize, institutions can produce truly successful digital assets and manage them well to the benefit of audiences now and in the future. Selection for digitization...
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
people * libraries * awards * promotionsHacking for ChangeThe relationships among librarians, vendors, patrons, and technology are in a constant state of negotiation. While we try to optimize access to as much information as possible, we are often working...
The Opinion Piece
Archives - Taking the Long View[This is a guest column by an industry leader about tech topics of importance to libraries. Those writing appear here only at the invitation of the editors. In this edition we hear from the executive director of the CLOCKSS...
The Systems Librarian
Digital Archiving in the Age of Cloud ComputingBy now we are all aware of the fragility of digital information. Any number of events can happen with the potential to destroy hours of work. And as more of our personal and professional existence takes...
Using Apps to Extend the Library's Brand: What Matters the Most Is That We Become Active in the World of Apps and Use Our Collection Development and Curation Skills to Add Value Wherever We Can
The internet's greatest strength--access to vast amounts of information--is also its greatest challenge. With so much information available, searching and finding the best resources takes a lot of effort for many people. But mobile computing, now nearly...
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