Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 7, September

Big Data Projects Come in All Sizes
Big Data is no longer a brand-new idea. It has gained attention, large-scale funding, fans and detractors, philosophical pundits who argue its finer points, and a grassroots-level movement to explore new ways to use data. Research is going in every...
Books to Check Out: Job-Related Reading
How to Preserve Your Digital Collections Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (ISBN: 9780810887121, 294 pp., $60), by Edward M. Corrado and Heather Lea Moulaison, gives cultural heritage professionals the information to get...
Cooking Up Cauldrons of Content: Recipes for Video Tutorials
Video tutorials can be a quick and affordable solution for presenting knowledge, skills, or resource awareness to your library patrons. This practical guide will equip you with all of the essential ingredients needed to begin cooking up video tutorials...
Data-Driven Libraries
As organizations that typically have less than ideal levels of resources to carry out their work, libraries naturally should assemble the best possible tools to enable them to operate as intelligently and efficiently as possible. One of the distinct...
Internet Librarian 2014: The Internet Conference and Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
Driving Our Community's Digital Destiny Oct. 27-29, 2014 Preconference Workshops Sunday, October 26 Monterey Conference Center Portola Hotel & Spa | Monterey Marriott MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA Conference at-a-glance 8:45 a.m.- ...
News Desk
news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'A library's function is to give the public in the quickest and cheapest way information, inspiration, and recreation. If a better way than the book can be found, we should use it.'-Melvil DeweyIngram to Add...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotions'New York and Chicago libraries are working to put Internet in the homes of underserved communities ... [and would allow] library patrons to check out Wi-Fi hotspots much like they would a book.... According to...
Tumblr: Extending the Reach of Library Websites
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Tumblr is a blogging platform that has gained some traction among social media users in recent years. Containing elements of both social networking and blogging, it is frequently referred to as a microblog. Although Tumblr...
Using Twitter Hashtags for Information Literacy Instruction
THE UBIQUITY OF HASHTAGS HAS OPENED THE DOORS FOR THE TEACHING OF ADVANCED SEARCHING CONCEPTS TO A MUCH WIDER AUDIENCE THAN IN PAST YEARS.While terms such as "controlled vocabulary," "authority control," and "subject heading" are common nomenclature...
Using Twitter Hashtags for Information Literacy Instruction: The Ubiquity of Hashtags Has Opened the Doors for the Teaching of Advanced Searching Concepts to a Much Wider Audience Than in Past Years
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] While terms such as "controlled vocabulary," "authority control," and "subject heading" are common nomenclature in a librarian's vernacular, these words are not necessarily resting on the tips of most students' tongues. Many...
When Is It Right to Reinvent the Wheel?
While there are good reasons that libraries might want the support contracts and hassle-free upgrades that could come with a prepackaged solution, there are more tools available lately that can make your web content look more professionally done, without...
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