Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 10, December

Emergency! How Queens Library Came to Patrons' Rescue after Hurricane Sandy
In fall of 2012, unexpected tragedy begat an unexpected gift for the information-hungry people of Queens, N.Y. In 2013, Queens Library received a donation from Google of 5,000 Nexus tablets to be circulated free to the community via library card. This...
How to Cope: Create Once, Publish Everywhere
We made plans last summer to build another library website. No, it wasn't a redesign. And we weren't building a new entity from the ground up to replace what we have. This was another website--a second one--to assure that the general public using our...
How to COPE Create Once, Publish Everywhere
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)We made plans last summer to build another library website. No, it wasn't a redesign. And we weren't building a new entity from the ground up to replace what we have. This was another website-a second one-to assure...
Library Technology Forecast for 2015 and Beyond
With another year winding down, we're pausing to review some of the accomplishments with technology in libraries and consider what might be in store. Each year seems to bring an accelerating pace of change. While libraries tend to operate at a safe...
Meta-Privacy
Adobe Digital Editions may or may not be sending users' personal information back to Adobe's servers in plain text. It may also be, in certain contexts, scanning users' hard drives for other ebooks not held within the Adobe Digital Editions environment...
Necessity, the Mother
I thought long and hard about putting the word "innovate" on the cover of this issue. In this world of ours, true innovations are few and far between: the wheel, the printing press, the internet, and the iPad. And I'm not convinced the people who created...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of WisdomThe standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel.'-Bjarne StroustrupLSTM Available on WorldShareThe Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) chose OCLC's WorldShare Management...
Three Innovative Roles for Info Pros
As we approach the end of the calendar year, CIL turns its attention to 2014's milestones in innovation. With digital information exploding in size and with product life cycles becoming shorter, such reviews are essential. Vendors, other publishers,...
WHITHER LIBRARIES? Publishing, Data, and the New Literary Arts
To remain relevant in the long term, libraries will need to leverage the power of data.Have you ever wondered why you are so addicted to that game on your smartphone? Or why you can't stop binge-watching every episode of that Netflix show? Those addictive...
Whither Libraries? Publishing, Data, and the New Literary Arts: To Remain Relevant in the Long Term, Libraries Will Need to Leverage the Power of Data
Have you ever wondered why you are so addicted to that game on your smartphone? Or why you can't stop binge-watching every episode of that Netflix show? Those addictive qualities are not accidents. They are engineered. Before that media ever crosses...
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