Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 7, September

A Combined Effort: Partnerships between School and Public Libraries
In my experience, libraries have always been organizations that are open to many forms of collaboration. They seek partnerships and opportunities to gain mutual benefit with related organizations. Collaborative initiatives may be driven by the need...
Agents of Change
This issue of Computers in Libraries takes its cue from a column Terence Huwe wrote for the magazine's June 2014 edition. In that piece, he spoke about the roles that today, as in the past, libraries play in the "intellectual ecology." In this issue,...
Agents of Change
This issue of Computers in Libraries takes its cue from a column Terence Huwe wrote for the magazine's June 2014 edition. In that piece, he spoke about the roles that today, as in the past, libraries play in the "intellectual ecology."In this issue,...
Case in Point: How to Make a MOOC
On May 1, 2014, the University of Florida Levin College of Law (UF Law) launched its first massive open online course (MOOC) on the Coursera platform. The MOOC, The Global Student's Introduction to U.S. Law, was designed for an international audience...
Ebooks-Hype versus Help
In this back-to-school issue, I thought I'd talk about getting books to kids. The recent large-scale attempt to solve this problem--the Open eBooks Initiative--is a much-hyped scheme to give ebooks to low-income kids. Featuring big organizations that...
Improving Web Discovery with Maps
In 2014, the University of Georgia (UGA) law library's blog, Calling All Papers!, enhanced usability and encouraged patron discovery of an online resource by incorporating Google Maps into its revamped, responsive Drupal-based site. Find out how you...
Morhph! Exploring New Roles & Directions for the Info Service Biz
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News Desk
news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom 'I like stories well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself.'- Mark TwainCambridge University Press' New OA JournalCambridge University Press launched a new open access (OA) journal,...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'One of the biggest threats [Wikipedia] faces is the rise of smartphones. ... The pool of potential Wikipedia editors could dry up as the number of mobile users keeps growing.'-'Can Wikipedia Survive?' Andrew...
Our Digitally Savvy Bosses Need to Hear from Us
Marketers spend a lot of time and effort trying to understand the Millennial generation, and so do we. After all, they are already supplanting the Baby Boomers as another trendsetting generation of blockbuster proportions. But there is another generation...
The Role of the Library in Fostering Research Skills
As a high school librarian working in a district with a school board mandate for research, I use my information-literacy training to guide and motivate students during the research process. The end goal in implementing this mandate was not only to...
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