Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 8, October

Adoption Patterns of Proprietary and Open Source ILS in U.S. Libraries
I spend a lot of energy gathering and analyzing data describing the automation systems implemented in libraries. These data are recorded in the libraries, org database I maintain as part of Library Technology Guides. One of the interesting patterns...
Around Your Library in 90 Seconds
Scenario: Your library is amazing, and you want to give everyone a 2-hour tour.Problem: No one wants a 2-hour tour.Solution: Create an informative virtual tour that showcases your incredible library.I work in a 45,000-square-foot academic library. It...
Around Your Library in 90 Seconds: Even If You Regularly Give Well-Attended Library Tours, It Doesn't Hurt to Have a Virtual Option
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Scenario: Your library is amazing, and you want to give everyone a 2-hour tour. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Problem: No one wants a 2-hour tour. Solution: Create an informative virtual tour that showcases your incredible...
Building a Bridge between Academic and Public Libraries with Smartlocker
In January 2010, the Aurora Public Library (APL) in Colorado suffered severe budget cuts. Its materials budget was reduced from $1.2 million annually to $190,000. The staffing budget was also cut: 50% of employees were laid off, and four locations...
Finding Your Way
In recent years, more and more libraries have found themselves repurposing space. Stacks have been downsized, materials have gone digital, and the floor plan has been redrawn to support new functions. While the "library as place" remains a topic of conversation-if...
Internet Librarian 2015: The Internet Conference and Exhibition for Librarians and Information Managers
CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 8:45a.m.-9:45a.m. OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL * Exploring Roles & Directions: Creating, Failing, Learning 9:45a.m.-10:15a.m. COFFEE BREAK ...
Meta-Geolocation
It's time for another check-in about what libraries can do with geolocation and location services in three major areas: 1. People finding the library 2. The library finding people 3. People and the library interacting Where Am I? Since...
Meta-Geolocation
It's time for another check-in about what libraries can do with geolocation and location services in three major areas:1. People finding the library2. The library finding people3. People and the library interactingWhere Am I?Since HTML5 became the most...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'I was a great reader of fairy tales. I tried to read the entire fairy tale section of the library.'- Beverly ClearySpringer Signs Agreement With ReadCubeSpringer has entered into an agreement with ReadCube...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotions'The hallmark of public libraries-the printed book, bound by covers and centuries of page-turning -is being shoved aside by digital doppelgangers. Around the country, libraries are slashing their print collections...
Resource Locator Maps: Pinpointing Your Library's Software Stuff
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Our librarians at multiple service points needed a simple, fast tool to answer a common question: "Which computer has [pick your favorite] software?" S0oftware packages are often expensive or require high-end machines to run,...
Toward a New Perspective on Library Space
Library space has been a hot topic and a source of debate for as long as Computers in Libraries has been in existence. Our perspectives on library space have been evolving ever since computers seeped into libraries, in the late 1970s. And yet, library...
Toward a New Perspective on Library Space: The New Potential of Library Space Resides in Its Ability to Inspire the Imagination and Be a Springboard for Digital Solutions That Stay with Our Users Wherever They Go in Their Lives
Library space has been a hot topic and a source of debate for as long as Computers in Libraries has been in existence. Our perspectives on library space have been evolving ever since computers seeped into libraries, in the late 1970s. And yet, library...
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