Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, March

Banning, Blocking, and Botting
* Tools Everyday Librarians Can ApplyWHAT ARE THE OPTIONS PEOPLE HAVE FOR DEALING WITH NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES WITH OTHER USERS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER?An important part of the user experience is how a system handles failures. With social software running...
Banning, Blocking, and Botting: What Are the Options People Have for Dealing with Negative Experiences with Other Users on Facebook and Twitter?
An important part of the user experience is how a system handles failures. With social software running on service providers' machines, the system failures we now deal with are sometimes of a human nature. I'm personalizing my user experience this...
Books to Check Out: Job-Related Reading
Getting Started With Ebooks eBooks for Elementary School (ISBN: 978-1610698498, 206 pp., $45), by Terence W. Cavanaugh, helps you apply ebook materials to existing curricula. It describes strategies to integrate ebooks into reading instruction and...
Conference At-a-Glance
CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE monday, april 27 8:45a.m.-9:45a.m. WELCOME & OPENING KEYNOTE * Continuous Innovation & Transformation * Steve Denning 9:45a.m.-10:45a.m. COFFEE BREAK In the Exhibit Hall Sponsored by ...
Evaluating Library-Tech Vendors
[l]T'S THE PERSONAL INTERACTIONS THAT OFTEN COUNT THE MOST IN SHAPING IMPRESSIONSAND DEVELOPING WORKING RELATIONSHIPS.I have often used this column to highlight the relationship between libraries and the organizations from which they acquire technology-related...
Evaluating Library-Tech Vendors: [I]t's the Personal Interactions That Often Count the Most in Shaping Impressions and Developing Working Relationships
I have often used this column to highlight the relationship between libraries and the organizations from which they acquire technology-related products and services. Let's call them vendors. As you may already know, I consider it extremely important...
From Artisanal to Adaptive: Designing for the Evolving Web
As digital information continues to reshape society and our beliefs about what is possible, there has been a corresponding growth in awareness that the digital tools we use today may look different tomorrow. And yet, the World Wide Web has shown remarkable...
Make Room for a Makerspace
Students, faculty, and staff members are learning new things, working with their peers, considering new ideas, exploring, tinkering,inventing, and making.Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, not-for-profit university. Its main campus...
Make Room for a Makerspace: Students, Faculty, and Staff Members Are Learning New Things, Working with Their Peers, Considering New Ideas, Exploring, Tinkering, Inventing, and Making
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, not-for-profit university. Its main campus is located on the border of Hooksett and Manchester, N.H. While SNHU originated as an accounting and secretarial school, it...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom 'Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? Alt you have to do is go to the library.'-Henri Frederic AmielSpringer Joins With Simula for OA Book SeriesSpringer...
Noted & Quoted
'Before Google there was-that paragon of accuracy and calm - the librarian. ... Librarians are 'information specialists,' ... and can help point patrons to resources that aren't available online. Also, sometimes there's just something about speaking...
The Academic Library and Campus IT: A Strategic Approach to Library IT Management
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The 21st-century academic library depends on reliably functioning, responsive, innovative, and robust IT services. Although Campus IT supports departments across the entire institution (such as accounting, human resources,...
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