Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, January-February

12 Tips to Better Writing for the Mobile Web
Today's web-focused information professional is a writer, among other things. We have to write many things, including blog posts, press releases, descriptions of new services, and tweets. That writing needs to convey much. We must get our point...
Accessibility Is More Than Curb Cuts and ALT Tags
Accessibility is not just a good idea--it's the law. Libraries are usually quite effective at making their physical spaces accessible. They are slightly less good at ensuring that their websites meet accessibility standards, although they are steadily...
E-Volving Libraries
It's estimated that there are in excess of a billion iOS mobile devices (iPhones and iPads, etc.) and at least twice as many Android devices deployed worldwide as of this time. A Pew Research Center study recently found that two-thirds of Americans...
LibGuides and Usability: What Our Users Want
Springshare's LibGuides has played a vital role in library instruction and independent learning opportunities for our users. For those unfamiliar, LibGuides provides users with specially curated lists of information meant to aid in the explanation,...
Listening Our Way to E-Awareness
In the October 2015 issue of CIL, I considered the state of library space--how our perception of its value is in flux, as well as how to reframe our strategies for a digital future. CIL's focus, in recent months, on our highly mobile users offers a...
Mining the Census
A Free Data Mine There is a free data mine available to anyone with an internet connection. It provides ever-increasing cartloads of demographic, economic, and social statistics about the American people. And the deeper a searcher digs into this...
Refining Digital Strategies
It is a given that libraries must focus increasing efforts on delivering technology-based services in addition to the services provided within their physical premises. More and more, library collections include access to electronic resources as well...
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