Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 9, November

A Hybrid High-Tech/low-Tech Program
THE IDEA WAS SIMPLE: PEOPLE TRAVEL IN THE SUMMER. WE WOULD GIVE THEM AN INCENTIVE TO VISIT VERMONT'S LIBRARIES ON THEIR TRAVELS. A lot of what we do in the library is still low-tech. Working in a small library in a rural location, I often want to...
A Hybrid High-Tech/Low-Tech Program
A lot of what we do in the library is still low-tech. Working in a small library in a rural location, I often want to use technological tools for economies of scale, but I don't want to scare off my patrons by giving them an unwanted hurdle to interacting...
A Matter of Happenstance
Of all the concepts discussed among librarians, I have always been the most intrigued by the notion of serendipity: those seemingly random instances when you discover just the book, fact, or reference that turns out to be exactly what you need at that...
Building the Foundation: Creating an Electronic-Records Program at the University of Miami
AS WE CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THE PILOT PROJECT AND DEVELOP OUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR BORN-DIGITAL CONTENT, WE'RE ALREADY LOOKING AHEAD AT THE NEXT STEPS. Developing and implementing effective strategies to manage electronic records (e-records)...
Building the Foundation: Creating an Electronic-Records Program at the University of Miami
Developing and implementing effective strategies to manage electronic records (e-records) is one of the biggest challenges facing the archives field today, as we acquire growing quantities of contemporary records generated by an increasingly digital...
Linked Data in Libraries: Status and Future Direction
With the introduction of RDA (Resource Description and Access) in cataloging and XML and Semantic Web technologies on the general web, the idea of creating links between data that is able to be understood by computers has been growing in popularity....
Linked Data in Libraries: Status and Future Direction: Librarians Are in an Excellent Position to Take the Data Already Contained in Millions of Catalog Records and Set It Free to Live on the Web to Be Used in Ways They Might Never Have Been Able to Previously Imagine
With the introduction of RDA (Resource Description and Access) in cataloging and XML and Semantic Web technologies on the general web, the idea of creating links between data that is able to be understood by computers has been growing in popularity....
Making Makers: Educating Librarians about Makerspaces
Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest for implementing makerspaces in libraries. This trend carries with it a great deal of energy and enthusiasm, but relies heavily on librarians to teach themselves. While exploration and self-discovery...
Making Makers: Educating Librarians about Makerspaces
Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest for implementing makerspaces in libraries. This trend carries with it a great deal of energy and enthusiasm, but relies heavily on librarians to teach themselves. While exploration and self-discovery...
News Desk
news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'A library book ... is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, is their only capital.'-Thomas JeffersonElsevier Introduces...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'Where other Libraries feel the need to reinvent themselves in a digital age, libraries for the blind welcome the digital shift. At the Macomb Library for the Blind, the front room is equipped with a braille...
Serendipity in the Data-Driven Era
As of this writing, I had two intriguing conversations with University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) economists about the potential of adding machine-generated data in their field of study. In the first conversation, I was describing a presentation...
Serendipity in the Data-Driven Era: If Everything We Do Can Be Improved by Data-Driven Applications, Who Wouldn't Want to Try It?
As of this writing, I had two intriguing conversations with University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) economists about the potential of adding machine-generated data in their field of study. In the first conversation, I was describing a presentation...
Serendipity: The Virtual-Library Experience
Libraries must accommodate a variety of expectations from the patrons who visit their physical facilities or virtual offerings. One dimension of this experience relates to satisfying those with something specific in mind. These patrons may have a favorite...
Serendipity: The Virtual-Library Experience: It's Incredibly Challenging to Design a Virtual-Library Environment That Includes at Least Some Kind of Serendipitous Discovery
Libraries must accommodate a variety of expectations from the patrons who visit their physical facilities or virtual offerings. One dimension of this experience relates to satisfying those with something specific in mind. These patrons may have a favorite...
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