Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 6, July-August

Creating the Conditions for Innovation
Ever since mass digitization appeared, thanks to Google, the innovation cycle in the library market has been accelerating and behaving much more similar to the high-tech marketplace at large. This is a good trend because it demonstrates that library...
How We Did It: Oops! Quick-Fixing Links
A LOT OF THINGS CAN GO WRONG WHEN YOU'RE TYPING QUICKLY AND MISS MISTAKES.... FORTUNATELY, REDIRECT CODE AND AN .HTACCESS FILE CAN SOLVE MANY OF YOUR WOES.... It's more than inconvenient when a broken link gets sent out to thousands of users on...
Machinery That Can Transform Your Lending Services: Check out These Big-Box Items Spotted at the PLA Conference
The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) that holds its own conference every other year. The latest PLA Conference took place in Indianapolis in March (placonference.org), and the vibrant event boasted...
MakerBot Replicator 2: 3D Printing Tips from an Early Adopter
3D printers are all the rage in public libraries, but they are just starting to creep into the academic sphere. At Penfield Library, which is at the State University of New York (SUNY)-Oswego, we have set up a successful 3D printing program using...
Pack Up Your Gear: Technology for Travel
I do more than my share of travel for library conferences, business meetings, and consulting projects both in the U.S. and internationally. I consider myself to be exceptionally fortunate to have many opportunities to see libraries in other regions...
WKU Libraries: Using PastPerfect to Open Hidden Collections: PastPerfect Was Chosen Because of Its Features, Its Affordability, and Its Fit with Our Dual Role as Library and Museum
Henry Hardin Cherry had a dream; this dream came true with the completion of the Kentucky Building on Western Kentucky State Teachers college campus, now Western Kentucky University (WKU), in 1939. His goal was "to preserve Kentucky's history and heritage."...
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