Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 9, November

Building Digital Collections on a Budget
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse), a midsize public university with approximately 10,000 students, is one of 13 4-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. Murphy Library is the only library on the UW-La Crosse campus...
Building Digital Collections? on a Budget
We found a solution that incorporated both access and preservation ...The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse), a midsize public university with approximately 10,000 students, is one of 13 4-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System....
Considering RFID? Consider This
In an effort to streamline library function and reduce long-term costs, many libraries have begun to look to radio frequency identification (RFID) as a replacement for the ubiquitous bar code system due to the increased functionality RFID systems provide...
Islandora: An Open Source Digital Repository Solution
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What are you going to do with all your photographs of campus life? Are they easily searchable and accessible online? What about your student newspapers, publications, and literary journals? Are they scattered about in various...
Multi-Factor Authentication-It's Not Just Buying Another Lock
My columns are often inspired by hacking. They're either do-it-yourself. "Here's a way you can build this thing in your own tech services lab." or "Here's how a high-profile data loss should get you thinking about better ways to be secure." The recent...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesAlexander Street's Criterion CollectionAlexander Street Press offers 300 high-definition (HD) films in its the Criterion Collection. This online learning database encompasses the history of cinema from silent films to...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'[N]ew tech has had an impact. ... [I]t's important for libraries to change with the times, but... one challenge for librarians is making sure patrons are aware of new services.'-'How Tech Is Changing Reading...
Ongoing Challenges in Digitization
In the course of my career, I have been fortunate to be involved in a variety of digitization projects. During my tenure at the Vanderbilt University's libraries, I led the digitization of its Television News Archive collection of 50,000 hours of video...
Scanning Your Digital Future
The special collection: Once relegated to a library alcove, a library's unique holdings are being increasingly seen as a core library asset. This is especially true given the prevalence of digital surrogates and easy electronic access to most books,...
The Value of Data-Driven Special Collections
It would be an understatement to say that library literature--including both the print and digital domains--is huge, extensive, and increasingly multidisciplinary in its focus. In response, many of us target a slice of the output and rely on system-generated...
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