Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 6, July/August

How to Begin a Digital Photo Collection
DIGITIZING LOCAL HISTORY PHOTOS CAN RESULT IN A GREAT ASSET FOR THE LIBRARY STAFFERS AND PATRONS.I work in the local history/genealogy department at a medium-sized public library in New Albany, Ind. The department received an LSTA (Library Science and...
Librarians as Product Developers: Notes from the Front Lines
DEEP POCKETS ARE GREAT, BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE PLUCKY, SMALL-SCALE, SOFTWARE-SANDBOX-DIGGING LIBRARIES THAT JUST TO HAVE TO BE CREATIVE?In an issue of CIL that promises to be chock-full of innovative projects, I'm devoting this column to another trend...
Monitoring the Pulse: Data-Driven Collection Management
THE MORE SPECIFICALLY LIBRARIANS CAN ORGANIZE AND MANAGE CIRCULATION DATA, THE MORE THEY CAN HONE COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIZE TO IMPROVE USAGE.Libraries have a definite, measurable pulse: circulation statistics. When circulation increases,...
More Than a Hack: Empowering Your Library through Coding
THIS TRANSITION TO INCREASED RELIANCE ON EXTERNALLY PROVIDED SYSTEMS REQUIRES LIBRARIES TO HAVE TO RETHINK THEIR APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY.A number of trends have converged to make it easier than ever for librarians to craft new tools and services for the...
News Desk
news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'I like stories well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell tem myself.'- Mark TwainInnovative's Sierra 2.0 Is ReleasedInnovative updated all of Sierra's key functional areas and also made...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotions'Libraries everywhere are under threat.'-'Do We Need Libraries,' Steve Denning, Forbes, April 28, 2015AWARDSNASIG awarded Adele Fitzgerald from St. Joseph's College its 2014 Horizon Award. The award, sponsored...
Technology Essentials: Top 10 FREE Computer Tools FOR Law Librarians
Here are my top picks for the everyday law librarian or, come to think of it, any librarian.Some days, it seems like a hat trick. Librarians are expected to juggle a number of different job responsibilities at once and must wear many hats. Envision this:...
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