Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 10, December

All Access: Adult Education and Digital Literacy for Workforce Development in Public Libraries
Informal, user-centered learning is critical to helping adults attain educational credentials, develop workforce skills, and access workforce services.... In November 2013, a collaboration between libraries and adult education, assistive technology,...
ALL Access: Adult Education and Digital Literacy for Workforce Development in Public Libraries
In November 2013, a collaboration between libraries and adult education, assistive technology, digital literacy, and workforce development organizations came to fruition when a 2-year, $500,000 National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute...
A New Era for the Library-Technology Industry
The library-technology industry is coming into a new phase that's characterized by consolidation of companies into enterprises spanning sectors that previously operated separately. This differs from earlier consolidation phases in which companies focused...
A New Era for the Library-Technology Industry
The library-technology industry is coming into a new phase that's characterized by consolidation of companies into enterprises spanning sectors that previously operated separately. This differs from earlier consolidation phases in which companies focused...
Connection, Not Collection
The library exists for its users, just as books exist for their readers. But the expectation of library services has changed. One does not have to look further than the annual "NMC Horizon Report" to demonstrate that pressure continues to mount for the...
Connection, Not Collection: Using iBeacons to Engage Library Users
The library exists for its users, just as books exist for their readers. But the expectation of library services has changed. One does not have to look further than the annual "NMC Horizon Report" to demonstrate that pressure continues to mount for...
Familiar Themes Abound in My Favorite Trends of 2015
Whenever CIL focuses on innovation, it's tempting to look at what is in the technology pipeline. However, the month of December also triggers an urge to assess the past year's trends for evidence of new ideas as well as creative disruption. Since trends...
Familiar Themes Abound in My Favorite Trends of 2015
Whenever CIL focuses on innovation, it's tempting to look at what is in the technology pipeline. However, the month of December also triggers an urge to assess the past year's trends for evidence of new ideas as well as creative disruption. Since trends...
First Do No Harm
I have been offering free technology assistance in my small community in Vermont for 10 years. I've been able to see the ways in which this kind of assistance can either help in the long run or can be not so helpful. Usually, I use this space to show...
First Do No Harm
I have been offering free technology assistance in my small community in Vermont for 10 years. I've been able to see the ways in which this kind of assistance can either help in the long run or can be not so helpful. Usually, I use this space to show...
Innovation Can Be Fun
While there is much talk about the need for "innovation" in libraries, it's not always clear what that means exactly. As one of our conference speakers recently differentiated, innovation can mean doing something new for your library, something never...
Innovation Can Be Fun
While there is much talk about the need for "innovation" in libraries, it's not always clear what that means exactly. As one of our conference speakers recently differentiated, innovation can mean doing something new for your library, something never...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'The library was the place I went to find out what there was to know. It was absolutely essential.-Zadie SmithLibrary Supplier Acquires BoopsieDemco, Inc. acquired Boopsie, a mobile platform-as-a-service...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'The portion of people who read books primarily on e-readers fell to 32 percent in the first quarter of 2015, from 50 percent in 2012, a Nielsen survey showed.'-'The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is...
One Size May Not Fit All: Pragmatic Reflections on 3D Printers for Academic-Learning Environments
In terms of new technology services at university and college campuses, 3D printing infrastructures seem to be all the rage. If your university does not have a 3D printing lab yet, it is likely that someone on campus is thinking about one. Typically,...
ONE SIZE MAY NOT FIT ALL: Pragmatic Reflections on 3D Printers for Academic-Learning Environments
In terms of new technology services at university and college campuses, 3D printing infrastructures seem to be all the rage. If your university does not have a 3D printing lab yet, it is likely that someone on campus is thinking about one. Typically,...
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