Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 6, July-August

2013 Library Resource Guide
Four Ways to Use This Directory This printed edition of the CIL Library Resource Guide consists of four sections: Products and Services by Category Various types of hardware, software, supplies, and services related to library automation are...
7 Easy Steps to Help You Measure Up
By using the measurement framework, we can bring focus and clarity to what we measure and how we measure it. This truly shows the value or impact that our programs and services have on our end users and communicate that accordingly. In the June...
Addresses of Companies
3M Library Systems 3M Center, Bldg. 225-4N-14 St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 PH: 800-328-0067 Toll Free: 800-328-0067 FAX: 800-223-5563 www.3m.com/us/library Aaron Cohen Associates Ltd. 159 Teatown Road Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520...
Addresses of Consultants
Aaron Cohen Associates Ltd. 159 Teatown Road Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 PH: 914-271-8170 FAX: 914-271-2434 www.acohen.com ADLIB Information Systems Ltd. 11 Pine Court Kembry Park Swindon, SN2 8AD GREAT BRITAIN PH: 44-0-845-658-9484...
Brand Awareness
I got in a little hot water last month when one of our authors casually referred to a couple of brand names for consumer soft drinks in a generic way. Mea culpa! I told the trademark lawyer who politely informed me of the infraction (in the form of...
Going to the Cloud vs Doing It In-House
Cloud computing, broadly defined as a third-party information technology services delivered via the internet, has the potential to revolutionize library IT departments. In fact, your library might already be using aspects of the cloud such as software...
How iPods Can Do Double Duty @Your Library
Faculty members at the State University of New York--Oswego are increasingly assigning videos, posters, and other multimedia projects in their classes. Penfield library has been expanding services to support these assignments. this includes the development...
Products and Services by Category
The symbol * after a company name throughout this section indicates a CIL Library Resource Guide Platinum vendor. To include your company as a Platinum vendor, contact Lauri Rimler at lwrimler@infotoday.com or by phone at 800-409-4929 and press 1....
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 various platforms: Windows systems, Mac, Unix, and Other. Hence, each product that is software...
Responsive Web Design 101: How to Make Your Site Responsive
It's no longer safe to assume that users are viewing sites on a desktop or laptop computer. Instead, we must attempt to make sites accessible on all devices. Responsive web design creates exciting opportunities to better serve our users--regardless...
Sound and Fury: Buying Open Source vs. Proprietary ILS
However, it has been the growth of open source ILSs, such as LibLime Koha and Evergreen, that have made it necessary to rethink the selection process. Few decisions cause a library director to fret more than choosing a new integrated library system...
Summon Web-Scale Discovery Service Implementation: An Organizational Readiness Case Study
To reposition the academic library as the place to go for authoritative information, the Auraria Library invested significant energy and effort in recent years to ready staff members for new roles and responsibilities. The successful implementation...
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