Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 5, June

GENEALOGY: A Cheat Sheet for the Unsuspecting Librarian
LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES CAN PROVIDE THE CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT TO BRING THOSE DRYFACTS AND FIGURES TO LIFE.I recently attended a workshop on genealogy-not just your run-of-themill Genealogy 101 class, but Genealogy for the Unsuspecting Archivist....
Genealogy: A Cheat Sheet for the Unsuspecting Librarian: Libraries and Archives Can Provide the Cultural and Historical Context to Bring Those Dry Facts and Figures to Life
I recently attended a workshop on genealogy--not just your run-of-the-mill Genealogy 101 class, but Genealogy for the Unsuspecting Archivist. Why unsuspecting? As archivists coming up through the academic ranks (or at least educated in the ivory tower...
Hacked! Lessons Learned from an URL Injection
Starting in 2014, we've seen an increasing number of cyberattacks targeting all sorts of organizations. These have cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars and exposed the private data of millions of individuals. While most of them are designed...
Libraries and the New Culture of Trust
Since the early days of the internet, society has been grappling with the concept of how much information we should share and how we limit sharing. The movement to "share" information has resulted in many new and exciting trends, not the least being...
News Desk
I news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'I want all my stuff to be converted into digital format sol can have my reference library to carry with me wherever I go.'Jim LeeInnovative Has Cloud-Based AppInnovative released Mobile Worklists, which...
NISO: Striving for a Consensus Framework for PATRON PRIVACY
INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARE CHANGING- AND SO SHOULD OUR APPROACH TO PRIVACYNO ONE LIKES SOMEONE READING OVER HIS SHOULDER OR BEING MONITORED. Developing a sense of independence and agency about thoughts and opinions are traits developed early in childhood....
NISO: Striving for a Consensus Framework for Patron Privacy: Information Systems Are Changing-And So Should Our Approach to Privacy
NO ONE LIKES SOMEONE READING OVER HIS SHOULDER OR BEING MONITORED. Developing a sense of independence and agency about thoughts and opinions are traits developed early in childhood. These traits blossom later in youth and often lead to family tensions...
Noted & Quoted
I people * libraries * awards * promotions'Open-source textbooks are created under an open license, so they can be downloaded free or printed at low cost; instructors can even rearrange the sequence ofmaterial, to suit their preference.'-'Putting a Dent...
Perspectives on Patron Privacy and Security
Libraries hold fundamental the need to provide their services in ways that protect the privacy of their community members. We go to great lengths to ensure that no third party can find out what a patron checked out, what she read in the library, what...
Security in a Sharing Profession
The best way to keep something secret is not to share it with anyone. Beyond that, all we have is risk mitigation. Since libraries are in the sharing business, this means we have to be concerned with the often blurry line between our roles in facilitating...
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