Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 10, December

Crowdfunding: What's in It for Us as Librarians?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [A] WELL-CONDUCTED, SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN COULD GENERATE GOODWILL IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND CONVEY THE IMAGE THAT YOUR LIBRARY IS A WITH-IT, HAPPENING PLACE. By now, most librarians have heard the term "crowdfunding." In a nutshell,...
Finding Your Way around iOS 7
Recently, we saw the public release of iOS 7, a new operating system for Apple's mobile devices. There was predictable ranting and raving. For most of us, there was an adjustment period and a lot of time spent Googling for various fixes for minor and...
Library Technology Forecast for 2014 and Beyond
Libraries continue to face enormous challenges as they continue to deal with woefully inadequate budgets at the same time that almost every aspect of their work has become more complex. In these times when search engines, social networks, and ecommerce...
Massively Open Technologies Coming Our Way
For those of us who are charged with reviewing and assessing the status of the library profession, December can be a wonderful time of the year. The reason is that most, if not all, active columnists are asked to comment on what happened in the past...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'Wouldn't it be great if you could put all the published works online? The Internet Archive is trying to become useful as a modern-day digital library.'-Brewster KahleWiley Adds Four Journals to Its OA ProgramWiley...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'One of the great tragedies of ancient history, memorialized in myths and Hollywood film, is the burning of the great library at Alexandria. But the reality of the Library's end was actually a lot less pyrotechnic...
POPCORN AND A MOVIE: Using Popcorn.js to Enhance Digital Collections
As digital collections have become more common, however, expectations of what digital collections can and should be have risen as well.The James G. Gee Library, on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, first started exploring digital collections...
Popcorn and a Movie: Using Popcorn.js to Enhance Digital Collections: As Digital Collections Have Become More Common, However, Expectations of What Digital Collections Can and Should Be Have Risen as Well
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The James G. Gee Library, on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, first started exploring digital collections in late 2006 with the creation of a small pilot project of scanned images. As digital collections librarian...
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
* helpful hints from the mavens of libtechFinding Your Way Around iOS 7Recently, we saw the public release of iOS 7, a new operating system for Apple's mobile devices. There was predictable ranting and raving. For most of us, there was an adjustment...
Uncertainty and the Future of Libraries
HERE ARE 11 QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT HOW THE FUTURE WILL TURN OUT FOR YOUR LIBRARY, v,Public libraries have changed significantly since my childhood. Gone are the card catalog and the abundant staff (replaced by fewer staff and various forms of automation)....
Uncertainty and the Future of Libraries: Here Are 11 Questions to Ask about How the Future Will Turn out for Your Library
Public libraries have changed significantly since my childhood. Gone are the card catalog and the abundant staff (replaced by fewer staff and various forms of automation). And in many local libraries, only a few research items, such as encyclopedias,...
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