Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, May

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IN A WORLD WITH A PERPETUAL POINT-COUNTERPOINT OF REAL-TIME FACT CHECKING ON ISSUES THAT MAY HAVE REAL CONSEQUENCES. GIVING PEOPLE THE BEST TOOLKITS POSSIBLE BECOMES A GOOD USE OF OUR TIME AND EFFORTS. This past holiday season, Wikipedia came out...
Exposing Literacies in a Co-Culture
How Hip-Hop Stacks Up to StandardsCREATIVITY AND INNOVATION WILL ALWAYS BE A DIRECT RESULT OF INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS IN ACTION, AND THE PROCESS OF SAMPLING IN HIP-HOPMUSIC IS ASMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT TESTAMENT TO THIS FACT.There are many professions...
Exposing Literacies in a Co-Culture: How Hip-Hop Stacks Up to Standards
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION WILL ALWAYS BE A DIRECT RESULT OF INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS IN ACTION, AND THE PROCESS OF SAMPLING IN HIP-HOP MUSIC IS A SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT TESTAMENT TO THIS FACT. There are many professions...
Here's to a Better 'User Journey'
OCLC'S WHITE PAPER OFFERS SOME EXCITING EXAMPLES OF HOW LIBRARY SYSTEMS CAN EVOLVE IF VENDORS AND FRONT-LINE SERVICE PROVIDERS WORK TOGETHER.Information professionals and their commercial partners have been longterm collaborators. We share an interest...
Here's to a Better 'User Journey': OCLC's White Paper Offers Some Exciting Examples of How Library Systems Can Evolve If Vendors and Front-Line Service Providers Work Together
Information professionals and their commercial partners have been long-term collaborators. We share an interest in improving access for our user communities, and we also share a drive to expand the diverse information ecologies we oversee. There is...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'If we didn't already have libraries, they would now have to be invented. They are the keys to American success in fully exploiting the information superhighways of the future.'-James Billington3M Goes to...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'Academic Libraries have a Long, proud tradition of sharing books and journals through interlibrary loan. ... This spring a pilot project called Occam's Reader will test software custom-built to make it both...
Practical Technology
* Tools Everyday Librarians Can ApplyIN A WORLD WITH A PERPETUAL POINTCOUNTERPOINT OF REAL-TIME FACT CHECKING ON ISSUES THAT MAY HAVE REAL CONSEQUENCES, GIVING PEOPLE THE BEST TOOLKITS POSSIBLE BECOMES A GOOD USEOFOURTIMEAND EFFORTS.[citation needed]This...
Strengthening Engagement with Virtual Visitors
EACH LIBRARY'S EFFORTS TO HEIGHTEN ENGAGEMENT WITH ITS OWN PATRONS ALSO CONTRIBUTES POSITIVELY TO THE BROADER CAUSE OF ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT FOR LIBRARIES IN GENERAL.One of the most important aspects of the library's virtual presence on the web concerns...
Strengthening Engagement with Virtual Visitors: Each Library's Efforts to Heighten Engagement with Its Own Patrons Also Contributes Positively to the Broader Cause of Advocacy and Support for Libraries in General
One of the most important aspects of the library's virtual presence on the web concerns building engagement with patrons. A library website must be able to do many different things simultaneously. It needs to provide all sorts of information about...
Taking the Long View: Surveying Collections for Preservation and Digitization Priorities
Trends in Curation and Digital Preservation for Special CollectionsAS UN-SEXY AS IT SEEMS, A SURVEY IS THE FIRST STEP TO BUILDING A DIGITAL ARCHIVE.Everybody's talking about "archiving" these days, and building digital archives are all the rage. In a...
Taking the Long View: Surveying Collections for Preservation and Digitization Priorities: As Un-Sexy as It Seems, a Survey Is the First Step to Building a Digital Archive
Everybody's talking about "archiving" these days, and building digital archives are all the rage. In a 2010 report, two of the top three most challenging issues in special collections and archives were cited as managing born-digital materials and the...
The Great Reading Adventure
A New Approach to Summer RecordingKids, we reasoned, were already whiling away their long summer days playing games on our public access computers, so why shouldn't they be playing our game?During the last century, sum mer reading programs of fered by...
The Great Reading Adventure: A New Approach to Summer Reading
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Kids, we reasoned, were already whiling away their long summer days playing games on our public access computers, so why shouldn't they be playing our game? During the last century, summer reading programs offered by public...
Would I Read Ad-Supported Ebook? Probably
If people will camp out in February for a free box of doughnuts, I am certain that many readers would accept the inconvenience of a 15-second advertisement over that of driving to the library. But there is more at stake here than our time and our money.It...
Would I Read an Ad-Supported Ebook? Probably
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] If people will camp out in February for a free box of doughnuts, I am certain that many readers would accept the inconvenience of a 15-second advertisement over that of driving to the library. But there is more at stake here...
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