Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, March

Back to the Drawing Board
Automated library systems have been in a constant state of flux since their emergence in the 1970s. IT has morphed many times in the years since, keeping all of us on a perpetual learning curve and constantly on our toes. Over the years, the case...
Back to the Drawing Board
Automated library systems have been in a constant state of flux since their emergence in the 1970s. IT has morphed many times in the years since, keeping all of us on a perpetual learning curve and constantly on our toes.Over the years, the case studies...
Digital Privacy Is Important Too
This month's column is amplifying the signal on a movement that has been brewing in the library world: getting libraries to make patron's digital activities as secure as their own lending records. There are a few ways to do this, but I'm going to focus...
Digital Privacy Is Important Too
This month's column is amplifying the signal on a movement that has been brewing in the library world: getting libraries to make patron's digital activities as secure as their own lending records. There are a few ways to do this, but I'm going to focus...
Disintegration to Integration and Back
One of the most important questions in the realm of library technology concerns the composition of the systems that support the library in how it manages and provides access to its collections and services. Is it better to have one do-it-all product...
Disintegration to Integration and Back: Today, the Key Question Centers on the Extent to Which Patron-Facing Discovery Products Should Be Packaged Together with Resource Management Systems or If Libraries Can Mix Offerings from Different Providers
One of the most important questions in the realm of library technology concerns the composition of the systems that support the library in how it manages and provides access to its collections and services. Is it better to have one do-it-all product...
DIY FAQs: Bringing Your Web Content Home
The University of Toronto (UT) Libraries is a large, decentralized library system. We have 44 libraries on three campuses, only a handful of which use the same reporting structure. Public service staff does not receive the same training, and policies...
DIY FAQs: BRINGING YOUR WEB CONTENT HOME
The University of Toronto (UT) Libraries is a large, decentralized library system. We have 44 libraries on three campuses, only a handful of which use the same reporting structure. Public service staff does not receive the same training, and policies...
Going the Third Way: Developing Custom Software Solutions for Your Library
It is not uncommon for librarians to find themselves trapped between two options when seeking to create a new online service or extension of an existing service. The first involves appealing to a communications department or to central IT, most often...
GOING THE THIRD WAY: Developing Custom Software Solutions for Your Library
It is not uncommon for librarians to find themselves trapped between two options when seeking to create a new online service or extension of an existing service. The first involves appealing to a communications department or to central IT, most often...
Ils Product Roundup: Choosing among the Top Discovery Services
All libraries need to facilitate discovery of their content, and the type of library you operate may determine the best discovery service to choose. One oflTI's editors has gathered the facts. Here's the roundup of the major discovery services of 2016,...
ILS Product Roundup: Choosing among the Top Discovery Services
All libraries need to facilitate discovery of their content, and the type of library you operate may determine the best discovery service to choose. One of ITI's editors has gathered the facts. Here's the roundup of the major discovery services of...
Leveraging Google Analytics: Helping Users Find What They Think They Want
GBL's metadata and web content changes were focused on streamlining the user experience to facilitate a successful visit to the library website. A virtual visit to the library may be initiated for many reasons. Usage data shows the visit is frequently...
Leveraging Google Analytics: Helping Users Find What They Think They Want
A virtual visit to the library may be initiated for many reasons. Usage data shows the visit is frequently for access to a subscription database or journal article, often after being prompted to pay for an article or report found by searching the free...
News Desk
* news * announcements * updatesWords of Wisdom'Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.'- Henri Frederic AmielSpringer Collaborates With ORCIDSpringer Nature...
Noted & Quoted
* people * libraries * awards * promotions'[0]ne of the biggest lies about American culture (propagated even by college students) is that Americans don't read. The truth is that most of us read continuously in a perpetual stream of incestuous words,...
'Rescuing' Websites from Themselves: Another Library Skill?
I took an early leap into web programming when it was still a new skill, and it has been fascinating to monitor its evolution. HTML found its inspiration in Standard General Markup Language (SGML), ensuring ease of use. As a result, the early history...
'Rescuing' Websites from Themselves: Another Library Skill?
I took an early leap into web programming when it was still a new skill, and it has been fascinating to monitor its evolution. HTML found its inspiration in Standard General Markup Language (SGML), ensuring ease of use. As a result, the early history...
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