Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 3, April

APIs Unify Library Services
USE OF APIs OFTEN FALLS IN THE 'USE AT YOUR OWN RISK' CATEGORY, BUT WITH CARE AND ADEQUATE TESTING, APIs CAN BE EMPLOYED QUITE SAFELY. Most libraries today rely on many different software applications and content services to support their internal...
Camden County Library System: How We Developed Our Own Library App
In 2012, many customers of New Jersey's Camden County Library System (CCLS) loved to use the library's website and relied on it to enable them to do a variety of things, including finding out up-to-the-minute news about the library's eight branches,...
DRM-Helping Users Work Around?
Some new developments over the past few months are going to keep things lively in the never dull world of ebook lending and purchasing. None of these are library-initiated decisions, but they will change the landscape of library ebook lending, possibly...
Help Patrons Find Their Way with Indoor Google Maps
INDOOR GOOGLE MAPS ALLOWS USERS TO QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY NAVIGATE THROUGH INDOOR SPACES, PICKING UP WHERE GPS LEAVES OFF.After learning how Google shot the indoor Street View imagery of WIRED's office, making it one of the first newsrooms to be included...
Help Patrons Find Their Way with Indoor Google Maps: Indoor Google Maps Allows Users to Quickly and Efficiently Navigate through Indoor Spaces, Picking Up Where GPS Leaves Off
After learning how Google shot the indoor Street View imagery of WIRED's office, making it one of the first newsrooms to be included in Google's Street View, this author became excited and wanted to do exactly that for his library and other college...
Know the 'Insiders' to Advance Library Services
THE CURRENT DEBATE ABOUT THE PROPER BALANCE OF PRINT AND DIGITAL MEDIA IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF HOW CRITICAL IT IS FOR PLANNERS AND INSIDERS TO UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGE OF SERVING OUR PATRONS. Every organization has its own culture, but in both the...
Laptops to Go toward a Sustainable Self-Service Lending Model
The library is currently at a crossroad and needs to make a decision about continuing its laptop loan program. In the process, it also needs to explore opportunities for alternate ways to deliver the service and make it sustainable.Technology lending...
Laptops to Go: Toward a Sustainable Self-Service Lending Model
Technology lending programs in libraries are on the rise. In recent years, libraries have seen demands for learning aids such as laptops, chargers, digital cameras, iPads, iPods, headphones, and projectors. While some university libraries have expanded...
Marketing Library Mobile Resources: Welcome to the Library App Store
By creating an app store for your institution, you can market your apps in a visually appealing style that captures the full functionality of user devices and allows your patrons to download your apps just as they would install the latest version of...
News Desk
news * announcements * updatesAlexander Street Press Adds Videos for LibrariesAlexander Street Press created Public library Video Online, which is available to public libraries worldwide. It has more than 11,000 titles on many topics, and it's available...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsThe Canadian Library Association (CLA) announced the appointment of Valoree McKay as executive director. Her experience includes an executive directorship with the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants and...
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