Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 5, June

A Corporate Library's 'Single Search Box' Solution
Since our users want a single-step search, we present it to them in the context of our InfoView service.Alcatel-Lucent has had an internal library website called InfoView since 1993. We always had pages for the various diverse resources we maintain for...
A Corporate 'Single Search Library's Box' Solution: Since Our Users Want a Single-Step Search, We Present It to Them in the Context of Our InfoView Service
Alcatel-Lucent has had an internal library website called InfoView since 1993. We always had pages for the various diverse resources we maintain for Alcatel-Lucent employees, such as books, serials, artifacts, market reports, and discounts. Each page...
Awards
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announced that Angela Carreño is the recipient of the 2013 Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resource Management. Currently, she is head of collection development at New...
Extracting New Meaning out of Bib Cites at HP
How We Found and Shared the Organizational Knowledge Buried in Bibliographic RecordsToday, data is everywhere. Businesses, governments, universities, scientists, and individuals are creating it at an unprecedented level and pace. Everybody is talking...
Extracting New Meaning out of Bib Cities at HP: How We Found and Shared the Organizational Knowledge Buried in Bibliographic Records
Today, data is everywhere. Businesses, governments, universities, scientists, and individuals are creating it at an unprecedented level and pace. Everybody is talking about it. We were just getting used to the concept of gigabytes of data. Then, it...
Mining Data for Library Decision Support
LIBRARIES INCREASINGLY STRIVE TO FOLLOW DATA-DRIVEN MANAGEMENT OF THEIR RESOURCES AS THEY SHAPE THEIR COLLECTIONS, DEPLOY THEIR PERSONNEL, AND DESIGN THEIR VIRTUAL PRESENCE. A library's technology infrastructure should be well-aligned with its broad...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'If your library is not "unsafe," it probably isn't doing its job.'-John BerrySirsiDynix Offers More Tools for LibrariesSirsiDynix will offer BLUEcloud Suite, a set of cloud-based administration, discovery,...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotionsPublishers, ebook vendors, and libraries are engaged in a "tug-of-war" over the lending of electronic books.'-The Digital Shift, From Library Journal, "Why We Miss the First Sale Doctrine in Digital Libraries,"...
Overcoming Our Habits and Learning to Measure Impact
LIBRARIES ARE IN THE RELATIONSHIP BUSINESS; IT IS OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR USERS AND OUR STAKEHOLDERS THAT ENABLE US TO FULFILL OUR PURPOSE OF POSITIVELY IMPACTING PEOPLE'S LIVES. Why do we struggle so much to define and capture measures that...
Publishers and Librarians in Dialogue, Part I: Notes from a European Advisory Board
[LIBRARIANSHIP AND PUBLISHING] HAVE EACH INTEGRATED A SPIRIT OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AND RISK TAKING, AND THEY ARE MAKING BIG BETS ON THE COURSE OF THE DIGITAL FUTURE--A Future THAT COULD BE MARKED BY COLLABORATION, COMPETITION, OR A HEALTHY MIX...
Publishers and Librarians in Dialogue. Part I: Notes from a European Advisory Board
Building Digital LibrariesDuring the summer of 2012, 1 received an offer that I could not refuse: to serve on the North American advisory board of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The board's first meeting is still to come as of this writing, and I'm looking...
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
helpful hints from the mavens of libtechTelegraphic MessagesI spend a lot of time thinking about how my library is perceived: by our users, by visitors, by the larger campus, in the context of our community, and on and on. Telling our story is definitely...
Telegraphic Messages
I spend a lot of time thinking about how my library is perceived: by our users, by visitors, by the larger campus, in the context of our community, and on and on. Telling our story is definitely part of my communications-based job description, but...
Upping Our Game: Unlocking Real Value in Libraries
I THINK THAT LIBRARIES IN PARTICULAR ARE CHALLENGED WITH COMMUNICATING OUR VALUE AND IMPACT. I BELIEVE WE ARE AT A TIPPING POINT OF ENSURING THAT WE THRIVE AND ADAPT TO THE CHANGES IN OUR DIGITALLY ENHANCED, KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY. Houston, we...
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