Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, January/February

At Their Service
As 2014 unfolds, we find ourselves riding a wave of mobile information technology that has pervaded popular culture. Everybody from grandmas to preschoolers is now online in some way or another, even if it's-thankfullyonly from the public access computers...
IT Security for You and Your Library
We are all targets. Scores of automated programs (bots) are crawling the internet 24/7 looking for easy targets. They want access to our resources because almost everything on our computers has some value. We all have something a hacker is interested...
KSUL: An Evaluation of Patron-Driven Acquisitions for Ebooks
FOR THE EVALUATION, THE TEAM FOCUSED ON USERS AND THEIR USE OFTHE LIBRARY COLLECTION AS THE KEY MEASURE OF WHETHER PDA EBOOK ACQUISITIONS SERVE THE LIBRARY'S ACQUISITION NEEDS. ...In 2012, Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) conducted a pilot project...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of WisdomIf you do not value libraries then you do not value information or culture or wisdom. You are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future.'-Neil GaimanGale Launches New Ebook Purchase...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'A... study this year found that 91 percent of Americans 16 years or older say public libraries are important to their communities. Yet just 22 percent say they know most of the services their libraries offer...
Obamacare and the Proper Role of Public Libraries in Health Literacy
Our role is not of healthcare practitioner, insurance agent, or liberal agenda propagandist. We must be advocates for literacy of all sorts.I must admit, I was excited to hear that President Barack Obama called on public libraries to be involved in a...
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