Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 8, October

Craft a Tagline That Moves People to Take Action
You have the potential to position your library and to impact specific programs, fundraising campaigns, and special events in a flash by crafting the right messages. Any type of library that sends relevant and memorable messages can join the cohort...
Digital Publishing: The Library's New Collaborative Frontier
While the theme of this issue is NextGen Libraries, I'm going to take a look at the new and broader ecosystem that is growing all around us, and comment in particular on four digital publishing trends that encompass the best of library values, while...
How to Network Your Way to Success
[Here's a sneak peek at 21 Days to Success Through Networking: The Life and Times of Gnik Rowten, a new book TTI is publishing this month about how networking can work to your personal and professional advantage. It's the story of how a fellow named...
Is It Really Time to Replace You ILS with a Next-Generation Option?
A claimed benefit of the emerging next-generation, cloud-based systems is to give libraries new efficiencies, allowing them to do more with less. And we can hardly wait. But we suspect that they are not there yet.Is it time to replace our integrated...
Is It Really Time to Replace Your ILS with a Next-Generation Option?
A claimed benefit of the emerging next-generation, cloud-based systems is to give libraries new efficiencies, allowing them to do more with less. And we can hardly wait. But we suspect that they are not there yet. Is it time to replace our integrated...
Library Technology: The Next Generation
Next-generation library automation products and services have been the focus of attention in the library community for the last few years. It seems that there is tremendous interest in systems that are better aligned with the issues libraries face...
News Desk
'When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.'* news * announcements * updatesNielsen Acquires Bowker's Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'Across the country, you'll see the same thing: groups of people huddle[d] over gadgets instead of the card catalog.... Books won't fade, but with so many other mediums to explore, libraries, especially those...
Using Qualitative Assessment Protocols to Evaluate a New Library Discovery Service
The testing protocols were not only useful for identifying problems with our discovery service implementation, but they were also useful for reporting those problems to the vendor.Located in the Learning Commons, Delaware County Community College's library...
Using Qualitative Assessment Protocols to Evaluate a New Library Discovery Service: The Testing Protocols Were Not Only Useful for Identifying Problems with Our Discovery Service Implementation, but They Were Also Useful for Reporting Those Problems to the Vendor
Located in the Learning Commons, Delaware County Community College's library services unit supports the research and pedagogical needs of 9,000 full-time equivalent students and 141 full-time and 725 adjunct/part-time faculty. Library services provides...
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