Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 8, October

Charting Discovery System Improvements (2010-2013)
* Whether you call them discovery tools, discovery layers, discovery services, or even web-scale discovery systems, these next-gen technologies have gone way beyond the old library OPAC. This report compares the outcomes of two research studies...
Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage: 'Citizen Archivists' for the Future
While crowdsourcing has been a catchphrase in libraries for almost a decade--the first instance of the term was in Wired in 2006 by writer Jeff Howe--it's taken much longer for the concept to be embraced in cultural heritage institutions such as archives,...
Enhancing Discovery through Better Exposure
It has been very interesting to track the ways that the online catalogs, discovery services, and other tools that libraries use to provide access have evolved during recent years. In the course of my career, I have seen a continual evolution. My earliest...
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 Portoal Hotel & Spa | Monterey Marriott MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA Conference at-a-glance MONDAY OCTOBER...
Making It Look So Easy
It's a brave new world for information services, largely thanks to Google, who set the user expectation that search should be easy and search results good. When today's patrons walk into a library (or, just as likely, visit the library's website),...
Managing E-Resources
Did You Choose Your Stuff or Did It Choose You?Imagine you are given the role of managing your library's e-resources and either no one has ever had this role at your institution or, if so (and more likely), little has been documented. In this new role,...
Managing E-Resources: Did You Choose Your Stuff or Did It Choose You?
Imagine you are given the role of managing your library's e-resources and either no one has ever had this role at your institution or, if so (and more likely), little has been documented. In this new role, you probably want to accurately provide users...
News Desk
Words of Wisdom'There is more treasure in books than in all pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main ... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.'-Walt DisneyThomson Reuters Expands With DataCiteThe...
Next-Generation Library Publishing: It's Here
This issue of CIL is focused on next-generation OPACs, discovery systems, and the new direction we are going with library systems. While my original plan for this column was to join in that assessment process, recent events have turned my attention...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'Florida Polytechnic's entering class of 500 will have access to FPU's own 135,000 licensed ebooks, plus a patron-driven acquisition program with an annual budget of $60,000 (part of the libraries $500,000 total...
Public Library Websites and Social Media
What's #Trending Now?Since 2008, the Colorado State Library's Library Research Service (LRS) has been keeping an eye on public library websites and the kinds of web technologies public libraries use to interact with patrons through our biennial longitudinal...
Public Library Websites and Social Media: What's #Trending Now?
Since 2008, the Colorado State Library's Library Research Service (LRS) has been keeping an eye on public library websites and the kinds of web technologies public libraries use to interact with patrons through our biennial longitudinal study, "U.S....
Report from Wikimania 2014: The Stuff Wikipedians Love (and You Should Too)
I serve on the advisory board to the Wikimedia Foundation. We're occasionally asked to chime in on various topics and discuss issues with the board in our areas of expertise. We also have the option of going to the annual Wikimania conference, which...
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