Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, January-February

Ball State University Libraries: Implementing RDA for Digital Libraries: (A Collaboration between Cataloging and Metadata Librarians)
Both users and librarians dream of a world in which all of their materials can be effortlessly and simultaneously searched. Someday, clicking on a single authorized access point or personal name will seamlessly lead a user to all of the relevant books,...
Communities in Techno-Transition
I had my perception of techno-stress updated recently, while enjoying lunch with a group of friends. All are professionals from various fields (none academic), and two are retired but active in global charities. During lunch, conversation drifted toward...
Defaults and Why They Matter
Helping people use technology is becoming more and more about people's individual context and a lot of that context is buried in preferences. The technological choices that we make, or which are made for us, are becoming a larger portion of how we...
Selection Strategies for Strategic Library Technologies
Libraries depend on their automation systems for almost all aspects of the work that they perform--including the automation of routine operational tasks--for managing their collections and for providing access to their patrons. Collection management...
Take Our Data-Driven Approach to Staff Technology Training
West Vancouver Memorial Library is committed to connecting people with ideas, information, and the world of imagination. Serving a highly educated, prosperous community of 45,000 people (with approximately 80 full-time, part-time, and casual staff),...
Unearthing Strategic Partnerships: Collaborating with Archives to Build a Local History Collection
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The University of Florida's Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage is a federally funded collaborative project that draws together four different repositories of hidden and fragile archival material. These archives were...
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