Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 5, June

Balancing the Management of Electronic and Print Resources
Libraries naturally strive to allocate their resources proportional with their overarching priorities. But accomplishing the proper balance is often easier said than done. While I don't consider myself an expert in organizational matters, I am intrigued...
Beyond the E-Reader: Alternative Uses for the iPad in Libraries
More libraries than ever before are offering access to ebooks and e-readers for checkout to their patrons, but the usefulness of tablet devices such as the iPad extends beyond the e-reader. There are countless other uses for tablets in libraries. Libraries...
Going WILD for Drupal
Upgrading the existing platform with internal resources would not have been feasible, as we simply lacked the manpower. Using outside resources would have been cost-prohibitive. In late 2011, we began to consider moving WILD to a Drupal platform. ...
LibGuides Remakes: How to Get the Look You Want without Rebuilding Your Website
I signed up for a 30-day trial membership and gave it a workout.... By the end of my trial, I was hooked. With a little imagination and creativity, outdated and overstuffed websites can be repurposed to become something of greater value without...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'Libraries are one of the best resources a community can provide. They can assist, educate, entertain, and inspire all at once. For me, there is no such thing as popping in quickly to a library.'-Philip...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotions'The internet promised to feed our minds with knowledge. What have we learned? That our minds need more than that.... "How can any kid be bored when they have Google?'"-'What Is Good Information?' Aeon Magazine,...
Not Why, but How
This issue's theme is Mobile and Mobilized. By now, the "why" of this topic should be as clear as the device sitting in your own pocket or purse--or, more likely, the device lying in the palm of your own hand. A recent TV episode counting down the...
Stretching with the 'Intellectual Ecology'
In the January/February issue of CIL, I focused on a University of California-Berkeley faculty report that called for a renewed commitment and new resources for the university's library. Each page of the report shows breakthrough thinking on the part...
The Department of Redundancy Department
This is an article about backups, many kinds of backups. I am backing up my home computer hard drive even as I write this. I have a half-terabyte backup drive, and I drag the folders I want onto it by hand. I have about 300GB of stuff. I recently taught...
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