Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 9, November

Chasing the Digital Dragon
Over the past few years, it's been fascinating to watch as museums and archives follow in the footsteps of libraries by digitizing and providing access to their collections, which have otherwise been available only to a few, often wearing surgical...
Checking in with Google Books. HathiTrust. and the DPLA: Big Developments over the Past 12 Months Have Included the Launch of the DPLA, a Partnership between HathiTrust and the DPLA, [and] a Settlement between Publishers and Google Books
Google Books and HathiTrust have been making headlines in the library world and beyond for years now, while a new player, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), has only recently entered the scene. This article will provide a "state of the environment"...
CHECKING IN WITH GOOGLE BOOKS, HATHITRUST, AND THE DPLA Nlaub
BIG DEVELOPMENTS OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS HAVE INCLUDED THE LAUNCH OF THE DPLA, A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HATHITRUST AND THE DPLA, [AND] A SETTLEMENT BETWEEN PUBLISHERS AND GOOGLE BOOKS. ...Google Books and HathiTrust have been making headlines in the library...
Digital Changes Everything: The Intersection of Libraries and Archives
[This is a guest column by an industry leader about tech topics of importance to libraries. Authors write here only at the invitation of the editors. In this edition, we hear about digital libraries from the perspective of an archivist.--Ed.] Over...
How We Chose a Platform to Bring Kansas' History Alive
In order to take our regional project statewide, we needed to decide exactly what was required to make it work for potentially every library in the state.We all know that everything can't actually be found on the web. Despite the popular misconception,...
How We Chose a Platform to Bring Kansas' History Alive: In Order to Take Our Regional Project Statewide, We Needed to Decide Exactly What Was Required to Make It Work for Potentially Every Library in the State
We all know that everything can't actually be found on the web. Despite the popular misconception, there are a lot of resources, artifacts, and bits of information that are still in hard copy only. Projects around the country are beginning to take...
News Desk
news* announcements* updateNew Koha ReleaseLibLime announced the release of LibLime Koha 4.16 with Lucene's search engine, Soir. New features include foundational support for authority control, expanded SIP2 support for renewals, improved Solr stemming...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsOCLC announced that, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), it has named five librarians to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship...
Personal Archiving: A Guide to Software and Tools
AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE GROWTH OF PERSONAL ARCHIVING, LIBRARIES ARE EXPERIENCING AN INCREASING NUMBER OF USERS ASKING FOR HELP WITH SOFTWARE TO CREATE AND MANAGE THEIR ARCHIVING PROJECTS.[This article is an abridged version of Chapter 4 of Personal Archiving:...
Personal Archiving: A Guide to Software and Tools: As a Consequence of the Growth of Personal Archiving, Libraries Are Experiencing an Increasing Number of Users Asking for Help with Software to Create and Manage Their Archiving Projects
[This article is an abridged version of Chapter 4 of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage (Information Today, Inc., 2013), edited by Donald T. Hawkins.--Ed.] Although libraries and other cultural institutions have traditionally engaged...
Technology Alternatives for Special Collections
As I visit libraries around the world and throughout the country, I'm constantly impressed with their unique and special materials as much as with their collections of published materials. Often when I visit a national library, I regard myself as fortunate...
The Social Life of Digital Collections
I've been writing about the potential of special collections to create excitement among our users for a long time now. This is because I have often found that the best way to attract funding, political support, and patron attention is to bring rich,...
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