Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, March

Big Data and the Library: A Natural Fit
THE LIKELY BIG DATA PROJECTS FOR LIBRARIANS-USER STUDIES, COLLECTIONS USE ANALYSIS, AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY COMPARATIVE STUDIES--ALL LEND THEMSELVES TO [USING BIG DATA], BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE JUMP INTO THE BLUE SHOULD BE TEMPTING US TO GO WHERE...
Blue Skies
A couple of years ago, cloud computing seemed so retro--after all, we were computing via remote hosts back in the '80s--but also fanciful. Why would we want to move our proprietary and personal stuff off-site? At the same time, the new handheld devices...
From the Reference Desk to the Inbox: How We Streamlined the Workflow for Special Image Requests
[W]orkflows had to be revisited not only within the Special Collections division's reference protocols, but also with regard to the internal partnerships made with our systems and digital production colleagues in the library. The University of Miami...
How to Use Better and Stronger Passwords for Yourself and Your Patrons
While many of us will never be the victim of identity theft or credit card fraud, these occurrences are becoming more commonplace. While not entirely avoidable (even by people who do not interact or shop online), our exposure can be reduced by taking...
PIM 101: Personal Information Management
Welcome aboard a new quarterly column on topics concerning digital archives, electronic records management, digital heritage collections, memory and human-computer interaction, and related issues. In keeping with our theme this month of workflows and...
Promoting Information Literacy with Prezi
Prezi is frequently referred to as that "zooming presentation platform," a nonlinear presentation software that zooms in and oat of slides on a 3D canvas. For those familiar with its closest relative, Microsoft's PowerPoint Prezi is perhaps best...
Redefining Our OPAC Computers with Google's Chromebox: By Using Google's Cloud Platform, We Can Provide Quick Access to What Patrons Want
The OPAC has been available to patrons for many years. Our library, like others, provided dedicated computers in our building just for the catalog. These traditional, single-purpose computers allowed patrons to browse our entire collection quickly...
Shifting to the Cloud: Reshaping Library Technology Infrastructure
Cloud computing provides access to software applications, digital storage, and other technical resources through services that are usually accessed with only a web browser and a connection to the internet. I've covered this family of technologies in...
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